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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings (13-26) at Los Angeles Lakers (12-27)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBATV, CSAC, TWC SN

The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last eight road games.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Lakers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since December 7-9. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 107 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost nine of their last 10 home games.

The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Kings are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings beat the Lakers when they met back in November, and they've won eight of the last 10 meetings overall. I know the Kings are on the end of a back to back, but that shouldn't matter much when you have such a young team. I'm simply not laying this much chalk with the Lakers, who haven't won back to back games in a month and aren't better at home. The Lakers are being outscored by 4.1 points at home this season and 11.2 points in their last five games overall. Give me the points.

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