Betting on today’s Kings and Lakers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this game is set at 232.5 points, and the Lakers are the home favorites against the Kings in a Pacific division matchup.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -1
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Lakers.
- Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 10 threes.
Do the Kings Have What it Takes on the Road?
Facing the Lakers today, the Kings look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 5-4. So far, the Kings have gone 4-4 when playing against Western Conference teams and 1-0 in non-conference contests.
Against the spread, the Kings have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 5-4. Sacramento has covered the spread in two straight home games and are 3-2 ATS at home compared to 2-2 on the road.
The Kings are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 132 points vs. the Cavaliers. This figure is more than their season average of 113.4 points per game. Domantas Sabonis is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18. Meanwhile, Keegan Murray also brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.
At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 114.4 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Kings defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.7% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.
Can the Lakers Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Lakers is focused on adding to their three game winning streak, with an overall record of 6-5. This season, when playing on the road, the Lakers have a 1-5 record, while their record at home is 5-0.
Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-7 at this point. During this season, Los Angeles has a 2-5 record against the spread as favorites and 2-2 as underdogs.
The Lakers are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 134 points vs. the Grizzlies. This figure is more than their season average of 113.1 points per game. For the season, the Lakers offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 10 made three’s per contest.
Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.1 points per game.
The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.