Kings Favored by Basketball Bet Oddsmakers

November 30th, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball bet odds favor Sacramento on Thursday as they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Kings have won six of the last ten games against the Clippers although they are just 5-5 against the basketball betting line.

Basketball bet trends indicate that the Kings have won two of the three meetings vs. the Clippers this season.  The Kings won 102-89 at Los Angeles and 97-92 at home. The Clippers won 99-89 in Los Angeles.  The Kings have an extra advantage on Thursday because the Clippers are in the second half of a back-to-back having played at home vs. Portland last night.  A big trend to consider in this game as you make a basketball bet is the under.  The last six games between the two teams have gone under the total.

This is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season. Sacramento has won six of the last seven basketball bet contests against the Clippers overall. The Kings lead the all-time series, 108-67, including 64-44 in the Sacramento era.  The Kings routed the Clippers in Los Angeles last month as Carl Landry scored a game-high 24 points and Beno Udrih had 20 points and a career-high 17 assists.  Leading scorer Tyreke Evans did not play in that game due to a mild concussion. The Clippers were led by Eric Gordon’s 23 points.

The Clippers can be competitive at home but on the road they have simply been awful. They are 15-25 vs. the basketball betting point spread on the road this season.  Los Angeles has some players like Gordon and Baron Davis but they still are terrible on offense. They also don’t play much defense.  Before the season began there was some optimism for the Clippers but after Blake Griffin got hurt the season was lost before it began. 

The Kings are no better than the Clippers but at least there seems to be some optimism with Sacramento.  Evans is an exciting young player and there are some other good players on the team.  The Kings have not been very good this season at home and that is a surprise to those making a basketball bet. Normally the Kings can be trusted at home but this season they have a losing record vs. the spread.  The Kings have been right around the .500 mark in terms of over/unders at home this season.

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