The Kings travel south to take on the Lakers this Friday. The visitors just broke a four-game losing streak with a 125-121 victory against the Blazers. Meanwhile, the hosts return from five-straight games on the road and a 124-116 OT win versus the Pacers.
The NitroBetting team gets you on the right track with this Kings vs. Lakers preview. We share information that brings you closer to winning picks. Check out the event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds we have down below, along with timely betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Be sure to check out the latest Basketball betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Kings vs. Lakers Game Information
- When: Friday, November 26, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Sports 1140 KHTK (Kings) / 710 ESPNLA (Lakers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Kings (TBA) / Lakers (TBA)
Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?
The Kings will try to build from a win against the Blazers in their previous matchup. They are not exactly the most intimidating team on the road, but we’ve seen the side produce narrow results against some of the best teams in the league. The team even secured road wins against the Blazers and the Suns in the opening week.
Surprisingly, the Kings produce solid stats coming into the contest. The team averages 109.1 points (tenth) per game on 45.2% shooting. The side is not exactly the most efficient from downtown. They hit 33.4% of their shots from the three-point line (21st). However, they have solid numbers from a shorter range. The Kings hit 52.9% of their two-point shots. They are also deadly in the paint, averaging 49.7 points (fourth) in 19 games.
Defensively, the Kings give up 111.1 opponent points (26th) per game. The team also averages 53.1 rebounds (19th) per game. Richaun Holmes leads the squad in rebounds. The forward averages 9.8 boards per game.
Two key players, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes are on the Kings’ questionable list. If the two fail to suit up on Friday, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson are expected to start the game.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers get some breathing room following an overtime win against the Pacers. They return to the comfort of the STAPLES Center for two-straight games and look to capitalize this advantage.
The Lakers scored 121 points or more in their last two wins. The team averages 110.1 points (eighth) per game and should put pressure on a Kings team that shows defensive lapses from time to time. LeBron James plays a key role in this matchup. He took charge and finished the game with 39 points, five rebounds, and six assists.
The team is expected to bully the Kings when it comes to rebounding. They hold an advantage in total rebounds, 53.1 versus the Lakers’ 54.8 boards per game. Anthony Davis clear to play the game after suffering a minor injury. The forward tops the team in rebounds (10.3) and blocks (2.16). His presence should bring back some much-needed pace in the team’s defense.
LeBron James brought back defensive grit and scoring abilities to the team. The trio of James, Davis and Russell Westbrook can do plenty of damage to the Kings’ squad. Sixth man Austin Reaves is now upgraded to questionable after sitting out the last nine games due to a hamstring strain.
Kings vs. Lakers Betting Trends
- The Kings are 3-3 in the last six regular-season road games against the Lakers (4-2 ATS).
- The Kings are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season road games (6-5 ATS).
- The totals went over in five of the King’s last ten regular-season games against the Lakers.
- The Lakers are 3-2 in the last five regular-season home games against the Kings (2-3 ATS).
- The Lakers are 3-3 in the last six regular-season games at the STAPLES Center (3-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Lakers’ last five regular-season home games against the Kings.
Kings vs. Lakers Expert Betting Prediction
Without Barnes and Holmes, the Kings have to thread the needle in this one. Covering the spread remains a possibility for the visitors. However, a win might be a stretch considering they can lose their two starters on Friday night. Meanwhile, the Lakers have their injury concerns and worry about the availability of James for this contest. They still enter the game as favorites but will need to play their best cards to bring this one home.
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