On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers (36-11) will travel to the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings (18-30). Tipoff for this game is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. E.T. We analyze the Lakers-Kings sports betting odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
Lakers at Kings: Key injuries
- C JaVale McGee (illness) probable
- PF DeMarcus Cousins (knee) out
- PF Anthony Davis (gluteus) questionable
- SG Alex Caruso (neck) questionable
- PF Richaun Holmes (shoulder) out
- PF Marvin Bagley III (foot) out
Lakers at Kings: Odds, lines, picks, and betting tips
NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 12:00 p.m. E.T.
Kings 117, Lakers 110
After an emotional game on Friday night, the Lakers (-278) are slight moneyline favorites over the KINGS (+220) in Sacramento. The Kings have actually had a lot of success against the Lakers at home, winning eight of their last 11 meetings. With the Lakers playing in a back-to-back on the road, take the value of the Kings on Saturday night. PF Anthony Davis (gluteus) had a monster game last night, and it’s possible they rest him on the back end of the back-to-back.
Line/Against the Spread(ATS)
The Lakers (-6.5) open this contest as a 6.5-point favorite over the KINGS (+6.5). Los Angeles has struggled against the spread, as of late, failing to cover in four of their last five games. Sacramento hasn’t been much better, going just 6-14 in their previous 20 games against the spread. But given the short turnaround for the Lakers, and having to travel, take the Kings and the points at home on Saturday night.
The total for this Western Conference matchup is set at 226.5 points, which feels about right as the Lakers’ defense has struggled over the last few weeks. On Friday night, Los Angeles allowed 127 points to the Trail Blazers. Expect this to be a high-scoring game with the OVER hitting in Sacramento.
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