Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/6/2024

The Sacramento Kings (34-26) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (34-29) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBCS. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Thunder. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Bulls, De’Aaron Fox was the top scorer for the Kings’ offense, scoring 20 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. While Domantas Sabonis was 2nd on the team with 18 points, Sacramento fell short in the game with a final score of 113-109.

So far this season, the Kings are 34-26 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. Against Western Conference teams, the Kings have gone 23-16 compared to 11-10 in non-conference games.

Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-30 so far this season. Sacramento has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 11-16 ATS at home compared to 19-14 on the road.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers picked up a win over the Thunder in their latest game, finishing with a score of 116-104. The Lakers entered the game as the underdogs by +1, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. Concerning the over/under, the total of 220 points remained below the established over/under line of 240.

Across their last five games, the Lakers have gone 3-2 and have an overall record of 34-29. In road games this season, the Lakers are 12-19 compared to a 22-10 record at home.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (28-35). As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 13-19 vs. the spread while going 15-16 as the underdog.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Kings arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118 points per game (8th).

The Kings are one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118 points per game (8th). However, on the road, their scoring drops to 115.5 points per game (14th).

When it comes to pace, Sacramento is 10th in the league at 100 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Kings are 11th overall at 48%.

One area where the Kings excel is in three-point shooting. They are 4th in the NBA in both three-point makes (14.6) and attempts (39.4) per game. Overall, Sacramento is hitting 37% of their shots from beyond the arc (12th).

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.1 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Lakers are 5th in pace at 100.9 possessions per game. They are also 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 13th in three-point shooting at 37%.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 11th in the league at 117.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 118.0 points compared to 116.2 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.6% of their games.

So far this season, the Lakers have made an average of 18.4 free throws per game, which is 10th in the league. In terms of assists, they are 7th at 28.6 per game.

Kings Team Defense

On defense, the Kings come into the game ranked 22nd in the league in points allowed at 117.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 116.7 points per contest (12th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.2% from downtown.

Lakers Team Defense

The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 117.4 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.6% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Kings And Lakers

In today’s game, our projections have De’Aaron Fox leading the Kings with 27 points on 10/21 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.8 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, Anthony Davis is projected to be the primary scorer for the Lakers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 12 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 55.9%, and his scoring average is 24.9 points per game.

Kings vs Lakers Trends

  • Sacramento has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 114. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across the Lakers last five home games, the team averaged 120 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • The Kings have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Los Angeles has a poor record vs the spread going 1-4. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 4-1.

Kings vs Lakers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Lakers vs. Kings game, we suggest taking the Kings at +3.5. Even though our predictions have the Lakers winning 117-115, we see the Kings as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 240, and our model predicts the Kings and Lakers to score a combined 232 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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