Clippers vs Kings Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/12

Clippers vs Kings Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/12

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Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers

Los Angeles, CA; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. PST

Spread: LAC -4.5
Over/Under: 232.5

Introduction

The Sacramento Kings (12-8) face the LA Clippers (11-10) at crypto.com Arena on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. PST. This preview explores key player statistics, recent team performances, and makes a case for why the over of 232.5 points is the pick, especially considering their previous matchup where they combined for 248 points.

 

Team Analysis

Sacramento Kings

The Kings, currently second in the Pacific Standings, are coming off a win against the Phoenix Suns. Led by the scoring prowess of De'Aaron Fox, who averages 30.5 points per game, the Kings aim to continue their positive momentum.

Player Spotlight: De'Aaron Fox

Fox's dynamic scoring and playmaking make him a key player for the Kings, contributing significantly to their offensive output.

 

LA Clippers

The Clippers, currently fourth in the Pacific Standings, have won three consecutive games, including a recent victory against the Utah Jazz. Despite injuries to players like Bones Hyland and Moussa Diabate, the Clippers remain a competitive force.

Player Spotlight: Paul George

Paul George, averaging 23.4 points per game with a remarkable 44.7% field goal percentage, leads the Clippers' offensive charge.

 

Game Insights

The last time the Kings and Clippers faced off, they combined for 248 points, surpassing the current over/under of 232.5. With both teams showcasing offensive firepower and the potential for a high-scoring affair, the over is a favorable pick for this matchup.

Top Performers

Key performers for the game include De'Aaron Fox for the Kings and Paul George for the Clippers. Their scoring abilities, coupled with the teams' recent offensive performances, suggest a game that could exceed the projected total.

 

Injuries

The Kings have no injured players, while the Clippers are without Bones Hyland and Moussa Diabate, with Joshua Primo listed as questionable.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and their history of high-scoring matchups, the over of 232.5 points is a favorable pick for this game. The previous meeting, where they combined for 248 points, indicates the potential for another high-scoring affair between the Kings and Clippers.

 

Pick: Over 232.5 Points

 

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