Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers / NBA – Kings and Clippers meet two times in a row. They will first be the hosts on the night on Thursday to Friday, while their Saturday's match in LA. This season they have already met twice and the Clippers celebrated in both games. Teams have problems with injured players, and according to announcements, the guests from LA have reasons to worry. Begins: 12.01.2018. – 04:00 CET
Sacramento is still looking for the right five and a game that would bring them victories, but it seems they are going slow. The question is how much their fans have patience, especially considering that most of Kings' players are in the range from the first and third season in the league and that they definitely miss their experience. Veterans Randolph and Carter are there to pass their experience, while the guard Hill is currently with his wife who is about to give birth.
The Kings are at the bottom of the West with 13 victories and 27 defeats, while they are welcoming the Clippers on their field with 7 wins out of 19 matches, but one of the defeats happened by the team from LA with 95:97. They are in the series of two defeats, while they have lost seven of the last nine matches. The main man of the club, Divac, continues mentioning h he has a “vision” and how this young team needs time to reach the desired level, but we will again mention what we said at the beginning, how long will the King's wait for that?
Probable lineups Sacramento Kings: Fox, Hield, Temple, Randolph, Cauley-Stein
Los Angeles Clippers
Clippers really have no luck with injuries this season. When they recovered and began to “fit” in the game, Griffin and Teodosic have experienced new injuries. There is a possibility that we see them in this match, but coach Rivers said he would not rush with their return. Beverly and Gallinari are absent for a long time, so the Clippers’ top five have been considerably rotated. The Clippers are in a better shape than the Kings, but they are still in the top eight teams of the West. The Pelicans and Nuggets are not far off, but the question is how much the injuries will slow the Clippers in their climb on the table.
A very positive surprise (if it is a surprise) is Lou Williams, who is currently the best candidate for the best sixth league player. His average is over 22 points at this time, while the last ten matches are averaging about 29 points (there are rumours these days that Clippers could trade him in a team that will fight for the top). Jordan is also at his level, but his future in the Clippers is not guaranteed, so everyone is playing under certain pressure.
Probable lineups Los Angeles Clippers: C.J. Williams (Teodosic), L. Williams, Johnson, Harrell (Griffin), Jordan
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers PICK
Even though it could be said that the Clippers are favourites in this match and they have also got the first two games, we still think the Kings can do well to oppose the team from LA, especially considering that the guests may not be complete. If anything, we believe that the Kings can provide a fierce resistance to the Clippers in this match.
Pick: Kings -2.5 points
Odds: 1.90 at betvictor (down to 1.82 can be played)