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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings meet at Power Balance Pavilion.

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.

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.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 37-36 SU, 29-44 ATS

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

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:
Team record: 27-46 SU, 33-39-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 16 of last 23 games

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

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Dallas, Tuesday, April 2
Sacramento home to Houston, Wednesday, April 3