Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 2/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 2/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (24-34) at Sacramento Kings (18-40)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

The Line: Sacramento Kings -1 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings meet Saturday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 107.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.2 points and 3.7 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 98.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.6 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last eight home games.

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The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings have a major rest advantage here with the Lakers playing last night, but at the end of the day, Los Angeles is the better team here, especially with them being as healthy as they've been in a while. The Kings have been outscored by six points in their last five games and are being outscored by 6.4 points at home this season overall. The Kings have also been a favorite just seven times this season, so you must really hate the Lakers in order to buy this line. I'll take the better basketball team and the free point.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +1

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