Kings open as NBA underdog vs Lakers
Sacramento travels to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to boost its 10-33 mark with a victory over the Lakers.
Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 10-33 and 16-26-1 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 33-13 and 21-25 ATS. In totals betting, the Lakers are 18-28, while the Kings are 20-23.
The Kings are listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 199.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently #1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate #25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-9
5 victory for the Lakers.
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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank #6 in the league with 43.3 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s #2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s #12-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Kings rate #25 with 5.3 per contest.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's #21-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at #8 in the league in scoring at home.
Sacramento lost its last outing, a 94-89 result against the Bobcats on January 25. The Kings failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER
the total. Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 94-89 to Charlotte at ARCO Arena on Tuesday).
Los Angeles was a 120-91 winner in its last match at home against the Jazz. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 211 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Utah out of the gym and running up a 120-91 score at STAPLES Center.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Kings at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Lak
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
Sacramento is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Sacramento
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 9 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Saturday, January 29
LA Lakers home to Boston, Sunday, January 30