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The division rival Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Sleep Train Arena.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 114-108 result against the Trail Blazers on December 1. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Sacramento was a 97-95 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 192 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 9-9 SU, 12-6 ATS

LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 13 of the LA Lakers last 18 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
LA Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
LA Lakers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Sacramento

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Sacramento:
Team record: 4-12 SU, 5-9-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of last 18 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 14 of last 21 games when playing LA Lakers

When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Toronto, Sunday, December 8
Sacramento at Utah, Saturday, December 7