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Sacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers
Nov 11, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD2-4

Los Angeles looks to cover the Lakers-Kings pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 2-4 mark when they host Sacramento in NBA action.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Lakers are 2-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Sacramento is 2-4 on the totals; Los Angeles is 3-3.

View Sacramento vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Lakers as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 194, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 7 and the Kings at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-90 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 19 at 97.2 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 45.6% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.1% on average).

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Kings were a 97-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings endured a 97-86 loss at the hands of the Spurs on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Jason Thompson at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 101-77 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Friday, running Golden State out of the gym and running up a 101-77 score at STAPLES Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Kings at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 16 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 11 games when playing at home against Sacramento
LA Lakers are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 12 of the LA Lakers last 16 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Portland, Tuesday, November 13
LA Lakers home to San Antonio, Tuesday, November 13

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