Lakers vs. Kings 10/24/14 Free NBA Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (2-4) at LA Lakers (3-4)
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The Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings face off on Friday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena as they close out their 2014 NBA Preseason.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-4 this preseason and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot of expectations for them this year. The Lakers are coming off of a win in their last game as they knocked off the Portland Trailblazers by eight points. Kobe Bryant sat out and Steve Nash is now out for the season and Jordan Hill is sitting with a cervical strain. Rookie Julius Randle led the Lakers against the Blazers scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Jeremy Lin scored 13 points and he should have an increased role with the Nash injury. Wesley Johnson and Wayne Ellington each had 11 points. Many are counting the Lakers out already but that might be right where the Lakers want their opponents thinking.
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The Sacramento Kings are 2-4 this preseason and they are coming off of a loss to the Spurs. Demarcus Cousins appears to be ready for the season as he scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Kings against the Spurs. Rudy gay had 18 points and seven rebounds, Carl Landry had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Darren Collison had 14 points and six rebounds. Sacramento shot 50.7 percent from the floor but turned the ball over 23 times. The Kings were solid last year but to make the playoffs in the Western Conference it takes more than that.
Los Angeles is 0-4-1 against the spread in in their last five home games and 0-5 against the spread in their last five Friday games. Sacramento is 0-4 against the spread on the road against the Lakers and 0-6 against the Lakers in their last six meetings.
The line for this one isn’t out as of yet but check back shortly after it is and I will update this with my free pick.
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