At 10:30 ET, the Lakers (-169) will host the Kings (+140) in a Western Pacific division matchup. The Lakers are favored by 3.5 points and will be looking to improve their 34-29 record. The Kings are 34-26 and currently sit 7th in the Western Conference.

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and can be seen on NBCS.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings +3.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-115 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Does Sacramento Stand a Chance on the Road?

Sacramento is 8-11 as the underdog this season and is 19-22 ATS as the favorite. Today, they are getting 3.5 points on the spread and have gone 30-30 ATS overall (19-14 on the road).

The Kings’ O/U record for the season is 31-28-1, and 45 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s (240). On average, their games have finished with 235.8 points.

In their last game, the Kings lost to the Bulls by a score of 113-109. The O/U line for that game was 230.5, and Sacramento was favored by 6.5 points heading into the game.

Sacramento is currently 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 34-26. Against the West, they are 23-16 and 7-6 against other teams in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Kings are 18-15 compared to 16-11 at home.

For the season, the Kings are 30-30 ATS, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last three road games. Today’s O/U line of 240 is higher than their season average of 235.8.

This season, the Kings are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, ranking 4th in both three-point attempts and makes per game. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

In terms of pace, Sacramento is 10th in the league, averaging 100 possessions per game. They are also 8th in scoring at 118 points per game.

When playing on the road, the Kings are averaging 115.5 points per game compared to 121.1 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.3% of their games.

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 117.8 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 39.2% from beyond the arc.

Will the Lakers Win at Home?

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Thunder by a score of 116-104. The combined scoring total of 220 was below the O/U line of 240.

Currently, the Lakers are favored by 3.5 points against the Kings. In their last four games, they have covered the spread. This season, the Lakers are 13-19 ATS as the favorite and 15-16 ATS at home.

When looking at their O/U record for the season, the Lakers are 34-29. Out of their 63 games, 51 have had lower over/under lines than today’s (240). On average, their games have finished with 234.6 points.

Against Western Conference opponents, the Lakers are 23-20, which has them in 9th place. In the Pacific Division, they are 4th with a record of 34-29.

At home, the Lakers are averaging 118.0 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.1 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 5th in the league at 100.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 10th in makes and 6th in attempts. Finally, the Lakers are 7th in assists but are last in offensive rebounds.

On defense, the Lakers are ranked 20th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.6% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Lakers are forcing 13.2 per game, which is 20th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.6 per game.