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Kings take on Lakers in hoops contest

Sacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers
March 17, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

23-43TEAM RECORD35-32

The Lakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 29-36-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Lakers are 28-39 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Sacramento is 40-25-1 on the totals; Los Angeles is 35-31-1.

View Sacramento vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kings are at No. 29 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 Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (102.3 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.7 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 105.1 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

The Kings were a 121-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Chicago out of the gym and running up a 121-79 score at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 99-93 winner as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dwight Howard scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Indiana, 99-93, on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 11 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Sacramento
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, March 19
LA Lakers at Phoenix, Monday, March 18