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Lakers vs Kings Betting Preview

Sacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers
March 2, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

12-23TEAM RECORD21-14

STAPLES Center features an NBA battle between the host Los Angeles Lakers and the visiting Sacramento Kings in betting action on Friday.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 12-23 and 18-17 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 21-14 and 17-18 ATS. In totals betting, the Lakers are 16-19, while the Kings are 15-20.

View Sacramento vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Lakers in this one, they're listed as 10-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 192.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 5 and the Kings at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-88 result in favor of the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 5 in the league with 43.8 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 24-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Kings rate No. 17 with 6.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

The Kings were a 108-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. The Kings got a 23-point performance from DeMarcus Cousins, who added 10 rebounds, but Los Angeles still ran past Sacramento 108-100 on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 104-85 winner as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 31 points as the Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 104-85 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Kings at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 14 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Sacramento's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Phoenix, Sunday, March 4
LA Lakers home to Miami, Sunday, March 4