At 10:00 ET, the 9th seed Lakers (-1.5) will travel to Sacramento to take on the 7th seed Kings. The over/under line for this Western Pacific division matchup is currently sitting at 238.5 points.

Los Angeles enters this game on a two-game win streak and is currently 4th in the Pacific Division. Sacramento, on the other hand, is 3rd in the Pacific and has a record of 37-27.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-112 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can The Lakers Secure a Road Victory?

The Lakers have won their last two games as the favorite and are favored by 1.5 points today. Their ATS record for the season is 30-36, and they have covered the spread in their last two games.

This season, the Lakers have been favored in 34 of their 66 games and have a record of 23-11 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 14-20 against the spread with an average scoring margin of +3.7 points per game.

On the season, the Lakers are 36-30 and are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference. Against the Western Conference, they are 24-21 and 7-7 against other teams in the Pacific Division.

In their most recent game, the Lakers defeated the Timberwolves by a score of 120-109. The O/U line for that game was 224.5, and the Lakers were favored by 5 points going into the game.

This season, the Lakers have a 37-29-0 O/U record, and the over has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 234.9 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 238.5.

On the season, the Lakers are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 117.3 points per game. However, they are averaging 116.2 points per game on the road compared to 118.2 points per game at home. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53% of their games.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 4th in the league at 100.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 3rd in the NBA at 49%. From two-point range, they are converting at a 56% clip (7th). However, they are just 26th in three-point shooting at 37%.

Heading into this game, the Lakers are 7th in true shooting percentage. They have made an average of 18.4 free throws per game (9th) and are 7th in assists at 28.5 per contest. When it comes to offensive rebounding, they are last in the NBA.

On defense, the Lakers come into the game ranked 22nd in the league in points allowed at 117.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120.3 points per contest (27th). Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.2 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.

Do the Kings Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Sacramento has won their last two games as the underdog and are 9-11 straight-up in those games. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -1.2 points per game. This season, they have been the underdog in 20 of their 64 games.

In terms of their ATS record as the underdog, the Kings are 12-8 at home and 20-14 on the road. Their road ATS record is currently 20-14, and they have covered the spread in two straight games on the road.

The Kings’ O/U record for the season is 33-30-1, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. Today’s O/U line is set at 238.5, and their games have averaged 235.9 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Kings defeated the Bucks by a score of 129-94. They were favored by 2 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 236 points.

Sacramento is currently 3rd in the Pacific Division with a record of 37-27. In the Western Conference, they are 7th. On the season, they have an ATS record of 32-32, going 12-18 ATS at home.

The Kings are one of the top scoring teams in the NBA this season, averaging 118.4 points per game (8th). At home, Sacramento has been even better, averaging 121.1 points per game (7th).

In terms of pace, the Kings are 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game. They are also 11th in field goal percentage (48%) and 12th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento is one of the top teams in the NBA. They are 4th in three-point attempts (39 per game) and have made an average of 14.4 three-pointers per game (4th).

Coming into the game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 117.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 60.9% of their games. The Kings defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 53.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 94 points to Milwaukee.