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Lakers home to Kings in NBA betting action

Sacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers
4-8November 24, 2013, 09:30 | STAPLES Center6-7

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Lakers try to run the Kings off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.

Los Angeles battles the Kings, currently with a 4-8 mark (3-7-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Lakers and 4-8 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as -4-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.5.

This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-89 victory for the Kings.

The Kings were a 103-102 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings got a 23-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 19 rebounds, but Los Angeles still ran past Sacramento 103-102 on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles was a 102-95 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 197 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Golden State was victimized for 24 points and 10 rebounds by Pau Gasol as the Lakers defeated the Warriors 102-95 in NBA action on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense (99.62 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.5 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 43.19% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (42.57% on average).

Next up:
Sacramento home to Los Angeles, Friday, November 29th
Los Angeles at Washington, Tuesday, November 26th