It will be a battle between Pacific Division opponents when the Los Angeles Lakers (9-2) welcome the Sacramento Kings (4-6) to the Staples Center. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 15, 2019, and will air on NBC Sports – California.
Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers Free Prediction
The Kings will be hoping for similar success after beating the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game, 107-99, as 1.5-point underdogs. The combined points for the game (206) finished well under the O/U total of 222. The Kings held the Trail Blazers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 22.7). The Trail Blazers also had a turnover percentage of 15.9 (above their season average of 12.1). With 25 points on 8-for-19 shooting, Bogdan Bogdanovic was Sacramento’s leading scorer.
In the Lakers’ last game, they easily got past the Golden State Warriors, 120-94, easily covering as 8.5-point favorites. The game’s combined points (214) came in under the projected point total of 219.5. The Lakers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.5, had a phenomenal mark of 36.1 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.523). With 18 points and 17 rebounds, JaVale McGee played well for Los Angeles.
After the Lakers won three out of four matchups against the Kings last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Los Angeles won 111-106. Making free throws was one of Los Angeles’ largest advantages. They were 20-24 (83.3 percent), while the Kings were just 14-23 (60.9 percent).
Sacramento comes into the contest with records of 4-6 straight up (SU) and 5-5 against the spread (ATS). Kings games have typically finished under the O/U total (60.0 percent).
Meanwhile, Los Angeles is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS. Games including the Lakers also have a slight tendency to finish under the total (54.5 percent).
The sharp-shooting offense of Los Angeles (seventh in the league with an effective field goal percentage 0.529) will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Sacramento (29th in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.560). The Lakers should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds Pick
Sacramento is 3-2 ATS on the road with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS at home with 4 unders and 2 overs.
Sacramento is 2-0 when they allow under 100 points, while Los Angeles is 5-0.
When scoring above 100 points, the Kings are 4-3 and the Lakers are 7-2.
Los Angeles ranks first in points in the paint per game (54.9) while Sacramento ranks 27th (40.2).
The Kings rank first in fast break points allowed per game (10.2) while the Lakers rank 25th (17.5).
Los Angeles ranks second in assists per game (26.9) while Sacramento ranks 22nd (21.5).
The Lakers rank ninth in rebounds per game (46.7) while the Kings rank 25th (42.1).
Los Angeles ranks first in blocks per game (7.4) while Sacramento ranks 16th (5.0).
The Kings rank 12th in three pointers attempted per game (35.0) while the Lakers rank 27th (28.4).
Los Angeles ranks fourth in second chance points per game (14.7) while Sacramento ranks 13th (13.5).
The Lakers average 19.1 points off turnovers per game, which ranks seventh in the league. The Kings rank 15th in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.1).
Los Angeles ranks 12th in steals per game (7.9) while Sacramento ranks 19th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
Over its last five games, Sacramento is 5-0 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Los Angeles is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Kings have outscored opponents by an average of 7.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Sacramento has lost by an average of 4.7 points.
During their last five games, the Lakers have scored an average of 112.0 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 102.8 points per game (1.9 above their season average).