Lakers at Kings - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) at Sacramento Kings (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -7 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, CSAC
The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings square off Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing to the Timberwolves opening night. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111 points on 37.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 24 points and four rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 21 points and three rebounds. Julius Randle is grabbing 11 rebounds and Roy Hibbert is dishing four assists. The Los Angeles Lakers lost their season opener to Minnesota on the last shot, a game in which they led by double-digits for most of the contest. If the Lakers are going to be successful this season, Kobe can not be taking 24 shots, 13 of which were threes. The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Sacramento Kings need to bounce back after losing their opener to the Clippers. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 32 points and 13 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 16 points and three assists. Marco Belinelli is dishing seven assists and Kosta Koufos is grabbing seven rebounds. The Sacramento Kings shot better from three than they did the field in their opening game loss. The Kings showed promise in the loss, but have to be far better defensively if they’re going to take that next step this season. Eight of the Kings last 12 victories have come on their home court.
The Lakers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 8-18-3 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Lakers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
If Kobe is going to continue to take majority of the shots and play like he's still 25, the Lakers are going to get run into the ground. I was far more impressed with the Kings in their losing effort than the Lakers. I'll take Sacramento here and the chalk.