Kings at Lakers - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (17-23) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-34)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, TWC SN
The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers play Wednesday night at the Staples Center.
The Sacramento Kings look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.6 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last nine home games. Larry Nance Jr. and Brandon Bass are questionable.
The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-24 ATS in their last 34 games following a ATS win. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Kings think they can get one of the last playoff spots in the West and are playing well at the moment. However, the Lakers are competing hard lately and have come close to getting some wins under their belt. This game should be tight and the points will come in handy.