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Kings vs Lakers Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles LakersSacramento Kings
9-9December 06, 2013, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena4-12

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Kings try to run the Lakers off the court at Sleep Train Arena in pro hoops action.

Sacramento battles the Lakers, currently with a 9-9 mark (12-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-11 for the Kings and 10-8 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sacramento opened as -4-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 204.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kings rated this week at No. 21 and the Lakers sitting at No. 17. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-89 result in favor of the Lakers today.

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. Los Angeles got 27 points from Xavier Henry en route to a 114-108 loss against Portland on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

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. Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 97-95 to Oklahoma City at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.17 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 7.31 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 1 with 10.61 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Toronto, Sunday, December 8th
Sacramento at Utah, Saturday, December 7th