|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Los Angeles Clippers had been on a strong run but they had their six game winning streak stopped last night in a 113-108 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Clippers have been strong throughout much of the year and have a 32-22 record. The Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, are only 19-35. The Kings will be hosting the Clippers at the Power Balance Pavilion tonight.
The Los Angeles Clippers have experienced a strong run in recent weeks. The Clippers are still trying to clinch a playoff spot. They are only four games ahead of the ninth place team in the Western Conference, thus making it so they aren't out of the woods just yet.
Nick Young has been keeping up the pace ever since he was acquired by the Clippers from Washington. Young is third on the Clippers with 15.6 points per game.
The Sacramento Kings' prior game with the Clippers was punctuated by DeMarcus Cousins leading the game with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Cousins has taken over as the main factor for the Kings in recent weeks. Cousins scored 41 points and had 12 rebounds in the Kings' most recent game, a 109-100 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday.
Although Cousins has 18.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, he is only second to Marcus Thornton in scoring totals for the Kings. Thornton is up to 18.7 per game. Rookie Jimmer Fredette has also become more proficient for the Kings. He reached 19 points in 25 minutes during the Phoenix game.
The advantage for the Los Angeles Clippers for this game is not too strong primarily because of the Clippers' weak 12-13 road record and the moderate 14-13 home record that the Kings have. The Clippers are only -5 favorites for the game, looking at the basketball odds. The game also includes a 190 over/under bet. The game may potentially be closer than expected.