Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/13/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (36-30) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (37-27) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers beat the Timberwolves in their most recent game, ending with a score of 120-109. The Lakers were leading the game going into the second half 69-68.

Across their last ten games, the Lakers are 6-4 and have an overall record of 36-30 as they get set to play the Kings. When playing on the road this season, the Lakers are 12-19 compared to a 24-11 mark at home.

The Lakers have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 30-36. This season, Los Angeles has a 14-20 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 16-16 as underdogs.

The Kings Are Coming Off A Win

The Kings clinched a 129-94 win over the Bucks in their previous game. The Kings were leading the game going into the second half 75-56.

In their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4 and come into today’s game vs. the Lakers with a 37-27 overall record. When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Kings are 25-17 and are 12-10 in non-conference games.

Sacramento has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 32-32 ATS. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 20-14 compared to a 12-18 record vs. the spread at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.3 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 10th in the league at 117.3 points per game. However, they are just 11th in scoring on the road, averaging 116.2 points per contest.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA average in 53.0% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the league at 100.9 possessions per game.

One area where the Lakers have excelled is their two-point shooting. They are 3rd in the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 26th in three-point shooting, hitting 37% of their attempts.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Kings are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.4 points per game (8th).

This season, the Kings have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses, ranking 8th in scoring at 118.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 121.1 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento is 4th in both makes and attempts. However, they have struggled at the free-throw line, ranking 28th in makes and 23rd in attempts.

Overall, the Kings are 11th in field goal percentage, and they have the 9th fastest pace in the league. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 6th in the NBA.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 117.6 points per game (22nd). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Lakers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.

Kings Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 117.5 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.2% from downtown.

Key Players For The Lakers And Kings

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Davis to lead the scoring for the Lakers, putting up 25 points and shooting at a rate of 9/17. For the season, he has been averaging 24.8 points per game, in addition to 12.5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.4% and is averaging 27.1 points per contest.

Lakers vs Kings Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • Across the Kings last ten home games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Lakers vs Kings Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Lakers, with a final score of 119-112, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Lakers at -1.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 238.5, and our model predicts the Lakers and Kings to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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