The Sacramento Kings (5-4) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (6-5) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Kings vs Lakers
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
De’Aaron Fox led Sacramento with 28 points against the Cavaliers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 59% in the game. Keegan Murray also added 25 points as the Kings won the game by a score of 132-120.
The Kings head into today’s game looking to avoid falling back to .500, as they are currently sitting at 5-4 through nine games. In their nine games, the Kings have gone 4-4 against Western Conference teams and 1-0 in non-conference action.
Currently, Sacramento holds an above .500 ATS record of 5-4 so far this year. As the favorite this season, Sacramento is 3-4 vs. the spread while going 2-0 as the underdog.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Grizzlies, D’Angelo Russell was the top scorer for the Lakers’ offense, scoring 24 points and shooting 8/12 from the field. The Lakers picked up a 134-107 win, and Rui Hachimura also added 23 points which was 2nd on the team.
The Lakers head into today’s game looking to avoid falling back to .500, as they are currently sitting at 6-5 through 11 games. Across 11 games, the Lakers have a 5-3 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 1-2 record in non-conference games.
Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 4-7 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 2-4, as opposed to a 2-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 113.4 points per game. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.2 made 3’s per game. Sacramento is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 12th in fewest turnovers per game.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
In 11 games games, Los Angeles has an average of 113.1 points per game (15th). Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 6th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.
Kings Team Defense
Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.4 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 37.2% from beyond the arc.
Lakers Team Defense
Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.1 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Lakers are forcing 13.6 per game, which is 13th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.9 per game.
Key Players For The Kings And Lakers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to De’Aaron Fox as the primary point contributor for the Kings, finishing with 18 points while maintaining a 7/15 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 30.5 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place LeBron James as the leading scorer for the Lakers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 56.7% and is averaging 24.3 points per contest.
Kings vs Lakers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- In their last five games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
- Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.
Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 111-109, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -1.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 232.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.
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