In this all-Western showdown between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of the conference, the Los Angeles Lakers (31-41), who are on a free fall having won only once in their last eleven games, are hosting the Sacramento Kings (36-36), who on the other hand have lost once in their last 4 games.

Date/Time: 03-24-2019, 21:30 EDT

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers +1.5

Total: +230.5

Los Angeles Lakers have a 31-41 record (27-43-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 11th place of the West. They have lost 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nets with a 106-111 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 27.4 ppg, adding 8.1 dimes and a team high 8.5 boards per game. He is followed by Kyle Kuzma with 18.5 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.

Sacramento Kings have a 36-36 record (42-29-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Suns with a 112-103 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Buddy Hield with 20.9 ppg, adding 5.2 boards per game. He is followed by De’Aaron Fox with 17.5 ppg, 3.7 boards and a team high 7.3 dimes per game.

In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Lakers lead the Kings 2-1 wins, having won the previous home game with a 121-114 score. Lakers have a 18-17 home record, while the Kings are 13-21 on the road. Kings are better offensively, scoring 114.1 ppg to Lakers’ 11.1.7 ppg, while Lakers are better defensively, allowing 114 ppg to Kings’ 114.7 ppg. Lakers have a better field goal percentage (47.1% to 46.4%), while Kings have a better 3-point percentage (37.4% to 33%). Kings are better in dimes made (25.5 to 25.1) and in turnovers committed (13.3 to 15.2), while Lakers are better in boards grabbed (46.2 to 45.7). Kings are the favorite against a struggling Lakers team and Vegas odds give them a -1.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Sacramento Kings -1.5 (-107)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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