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Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Sacramento will look to improve on its 2-8 record on Wednesday when they host Los Angeles in NBA odds action at Power Balance Pavilion.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings are 2-8 so far on the season, and 1-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 4-6 and the Lakers go 6-5 on the totals.
The Lakers were listed as 6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 207 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 27 and the Lakers at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-88 result in favor of the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 91.2 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 13 at 95 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 105.5 points per game when playing on the road. Sacramento, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 95-90 winner as they battled the Nets at home. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant scored 25 points for Los Angeles on Tuesday, leading the Lakers to a 95-90 victory over Brooklyn at STAPLES Center.
The Kings were a 99-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Sacramento got 29 points from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 99-90 loss against Brooklyn on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 8-2
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lakers at Kings trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Sacramento
LA Lakers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing Sacramento
LA Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Sacramento's last 13 games at home
Sacramento is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Memphis, Friday, November 23
Sacramento at Utah, Friday, November 23