Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 21 (12/21): NBA

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 21 (12/21): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Kings money line -180
Kings spread -4.5 (-110)
Lakers money line +155
Lakers spread +4.5 (-110)
Over / under 224

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers
Record 15-9 10-12
Home / road record 10-1 4-6
Streak L1 W3
Points per game 112.00 114.00
Points allowed per game 105.00 114.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 39.00 46.00
Over / under record 10-14 12-10
 

Preview

The Sacramento Kings return home to host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in L.A. where the Cavs took the win 114-100.  

 

Sacramento Kings

The Kings have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 6-7 on the road ranking 2nd in the Pacific Division. In their last game on the road, they lost 112-99 against the New York Knicks. Domantas Sabonis led Sacramento with 20 points. Keegan Murray had 18 and Kevin Huerter 17 as the Kings were held under 100 points for the first time this season.

Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Kings. Kevin Huerter is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

In their last 10 games the Kings are 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 4-6 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. In their last game they beat the Wizards 130-119 on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds. LeBron James had 29 points for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis leads the team scoring 28.6 points per game and 12.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is leading in assists with 7.7 per game.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 8-2, averaging 122.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Sacramento.

LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Sacramento.

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 8 games when playing on the road against Sacramento..

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games.

Sacramento are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Sacramento's last 18 games against LA Lakers.

Sacramento are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Kings have been pretty good this season and have been one of the best records at home with an 10-1 record but they have been struggling offensively in their last games averaging only 98.2 points last 5. On the other hand, the Lakers are whole different team now and are on fire offensively scoring over 120 points in their last 10 games. The Cavs beat the Lakers last month in L.A. but the Lakers are playing very different now and I think they can win this game or at least keep it close to cover the spread.

PICK: Lakers +4.5 (-110)

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