Clippers vs. Kings Prediction and Odds for Saturday, October 22

October 19, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) shoots the
October 19, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) shoots the / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kings and Clippers enter Saturday night's matchup with opposite records, but what will happen when they meet in a Pacific Division showdown.

The Kings couldn't hang on late, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers in their opener and now welcome the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the most talented teams in the league. Los Angeles welcomed back star forward Kawhi Leonard in a bench role in their opening in against the Lakers. What can we expect from LA in this game?

Here are the odds for this intriguing Saturday night matchup between two California clubs.

Clippers vs. Kings Odds, Spread and Total

Clippers vs. Kings Prediction and Pick

The Kings came up short in their opener, but I'm a believer in Sacramento this season. The team has proven talent on the roster like De'Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis and Harrison Barnes and are flanked by young acquisitions Kevin Huerter and Keegan Murray.

Murray missed the opener due to COVID-19 Protocols, but has been cleared for this one, giving the team a much needed floor spacer.

Sacramento got crushed inside by the Clippers, allowing 56 points in the paint, but the Clippers are full of perimeter oriented players, opting to play one traditional big man Ivica Zubac. I think this chane in scheme is going to play more to Sacramento's liking.

Kawhi Leonard played 21 minutes in the season opener, a clear mandate to ease the two-time Finals MVP back into the flor of play off a torn ACL that cost him all of last season. I think we see some more load managing here and the Kings spring the upset with a Clippers team focused on the big picture.

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