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    Sacramento Kings versus LA Clippers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 46-21 LA Clippers will travel to play the 23-44 Sacramento Kings in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Sacramento is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be released on Tuesday afternoon as DeMarcus Cousins for Sacramento has been listed as doubtful with a thigh injury.

    The teams have squared off twice this season with the Clippers winning both games which were played in Los Angeles. Each team covered the point spread once.

    The Clippers have a road record of 20-13 on the year. They come off the 93-80 home victory on Sunday to an injury depleted New York Knicks team as a -13 ½ point betting favorite. The total finished under 193 ½ points. New York was without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. The Clips shot 45.3% from the floor and made 8 of 28 from three point range. They held the Knicks to just 35.8% shooting and pulled down 12 more rebounds than New York. Chris Paul led LA with 20 points and 8 assists on 6 of 12 shooting. The Clippers are a top ten team in the league in both key areas offensively and defensively which are points for and against as well as offensive and defensive field goal percentage. They shoot 47.7% from the field ranking fifth in the NBA.

    The Kings are 17-15 playing at home on the current campaign. They come off the 113-102 road defeat on Sunday night to the LA Lakers as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game finished under the total of 216 points. LA was without Kobe Bryant. The Kings shot 43.8% from the floor and made 10 of 31 from three point distance. They gave up 56.9% shooting to the Lakers and allowed LA to grab ten more rebounds. Isaiah Thomas led Sacramento with 22 points and five rebounds on 9 of 12 from the floor. Kings have been a very poor defense this year. They allow 104.9 points per game ranking 30th and last in the NBA. The Kings also give up 47.1% shooting to their opponents which ranks 28th and third to last in the league. Sacramento has allowed 112 or greater points in three of their past four games.