Kings vs Lakers Betting Preview
Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Power Balance Pavilion features an NBA battle between the host Sacramento Kings and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in betting action on Saturday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings are 27-46 so far on the season, and 33-39-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 37-36 and 29-44 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 43-29-1 and the Lakers go 39-33-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 103-97.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 10-ranked offense (100 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.6 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles was a 113-103 loser in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Lakers got a terrific 30-point performance from Kobe Bryant but Milwaukee handed them a 113-103 defeat on Thursday at Bradley Center.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 117-103 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento got 34 points from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 117-103 victory over Phoenix on Thursday at US Airways Center.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 1-9
After a win are 3-7
A few Lakers at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Sacramento's last 23 games
LA Lakers home to Dallas, Tuesday, April 2
Sacramento home to Houston, Wednesday, April 3