Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at crypto.com Arena. The Lakers and Kings resume their rivalry in what will be the 4th and final regular season meeting between the two teams. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Lakers
Lebron James continues to defy logic with yet another masterful performance. The King exploded for 48 points in the Lakers win over the Houston Rockets 140-132 on Monday. As the score might indicate there was not a lot of defense played, and the Lakers needed all 48 of those points to escape with a much needed victory. They ended a 3-game slide with the win, but tonight they await a Kings side that’s beaten them 2 times in the 3 meetings so far this year.
In games played at crypto.com Arena, the Lakers are just 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings with the Kings and vs teams from the Pacific Division they’ve won just once in 11 games. The good news is though this team is covering the spread consistently, they’ve done so in 7 of their last 9 games overall. There is still no news on the injury of Anthony Davis, there is a possibility he comes back before the All-Star break.
The high scoring Kings are on a run of 4 wins in a row after their latest triumph at San Antonio. That was their 5th game in a row of scoring over 130 points, so the offense is clicking. Unlike the Lakers, they don’t have any injury worries at the moment and that’s coincided with their 4-1 SU run. De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis are the catalysts to the success this season, one of those two will surely make it to the All-Star game in Salt Lake City.
Fox in particular has played really well against the Lakers in 3 meetings averaging 29.3 points per game, while shooting over 58% from the field which is just absurd for a point guard. Having Sabonis manning the middle will also be a clear advantage for the Kings here as the Lakers’ current starter at that position is Thomas Bryant who is no match for him.
At 3 points, the spread isn’t all that big for the Kings to cover here again. They’ve beaten the Lakers twice this season, one of those wins was a 6-point victory at this same arena they are playing at tonight. I’m backing the road reliable Kings here.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Predictions & Odds
One thing is pretty sure ahead of tonight’s game and that’s the fact that we’ll see a ton of points scored. The projected total is set at 245.5 points, so the oddsmakers have made sure to set the bar high on this one. That number was eclipsed fairly easily in the last 2 meetings where we saw 254 and 270 points between the two teams. Those type of numbers aren’t anything out of the ordinary in today’s NBA, this season has been one of the highest ones in the last 50 years or so. The Kings and Lakers have gone over the total 7 times in their last 10 meetings, while an average of 239 points has been scored in those 10 games.
When you have the 2nd and 5th fastest teams in the NBA going at it, there’s not many options to consider other than the over. LA averages 102.5 possessions per game, while the Kings are at 101.9 a night. Sacramento’s 3rd best offensive efficiency has them scoring 130 points on a consistent basis now. The Lakers will have enough to match that, so I’m backing the over with confidence here.