The Sacramento Kings will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at the Golden 1 Center with tipoff set for 10:00 PM ET. The Lakers will try to stretch their season-best winning streak to five games on Saturday night. They are now 18-21 on the season after their latest 130-114 home victory over the Hawks on Friday. Led by LeBron James, the veteran has scored 30 or more points in 9 of his last 12 games. The Lakers, however, are missing numerous key players including Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker IV and Austin Reaves. They are also 0-2 against the Kings this year who have been one of the surprise teams in the league thus far. Though they lost to Sacramento in the first of a five-game homestand on Wednesday, they stand in fifth place in the Western Conference as the halfway point of the season approaches.
Kings vs Lakers Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at the time of publication
Kings vs Lakers Best Bets
Kings -6.5 (-110 DraftKings)
Though the Lakers come into this game as one of the hottest teams in the league, they will be down two starters against the Kings. Sacramento, on the other hand, might be the healthiest that they have been all season. They have one of the most balanced scoring lineups in the NBA. Even though they lost to the Hawks in their last game, they had four players score at least 20 points. The Lakers also struggle on the second game of back-to-backs with 2-8 record ATS in their last 10 games in that situation.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -8)
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Kings vs Lakers Game Under 242.5 Points (-110 DraftKings)
With both Davis and Walker out, the Lakers are much too dependent on the aged James for so much of their scoring. While both teams like to get out and run, I just do not see the total reaching 242 points.
Risk: 1.1 Units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to 240)