Lakers vs. Kings Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Lakers go on the road and pick up a win over the Sacramento Kings without LeBron James when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?
505 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 506 Sacramento Kings
Thursday, December 27, 2018
10PM ET – Golden 1 Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Kings are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Lakers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 231.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on the Kings at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers roll the Warriors
The Los Angeles Lakers had the most impressive win on Christmas Day, beating the Warriors in Golden State 127-101. Los Angeles did suffer a setback in the loss, as LeBron James injured his groin and is unavailable for tonight’s contest. The Lakers are 20-14 overall, 8-9 on the road, 14-19-1 against the spread and 21-12-1 with the under.
The Lakers are putting up 113.2 points per game this season while shooting 48 percent from the field. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 111.0 points per game while holding opponents to just 45 percent from the field. James and Rajon Rondo are both out tonight while centers JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler are both questionable to play due to illness and injury. James is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game to lead Los Angeles while Kyle Kuzma is adding 18.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Kings fall at Clippers
The Sacramento Kings are coming off a 127-118 loss at the Clippers on Wednesday night. It snapped a two-game win streak for the Kings. Sacramento is now 18-16 on the season, 9-7 at home, 21-13 against the spread and 23-11 with the over.
Sacramento has one of the top offenses in the league right now, averaging 115.2 points per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Kings are giving up 116.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47.3 percent from the field. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 20.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while De’Aaron Fox is adding 18.1 points and 7.6 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last five division games.
The Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
The Kings did play last night, but they get a very short-handed Lakers team tonight. Without LeBron, the Lakers are significantly worse, as we have seen in previous years. The Kings have a very balanced offense that will be hard for the Lakers to contain and match. Los Angeles just doesn’t have the scoring or offensive facilitation to compete with Sacramento.
NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings -4