Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings
October 14, 2021 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4.5 / Los Angeles Lakers -4.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Golden 1 Center. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win to prevent an 0-6 preseason record. The Sacramento Kings look for a win to end the preseason with a 4-0 record.
The Los Angeles Lakers have won six of their last 12 preseason games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 101.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 14.8 points and 4.5 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 13 points and 4.5 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Talen Horton-Tucker is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings have won eight of their last 10 preseason games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 15 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Terence Davis is averaging 13.7 points and three rebounds. Davion Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers have given us no reason to back them through the preseason, as they’ve lost every game and have been rough offensively. I’m also not sure how many rotation players for the Lakers play, considering they all got minutes their last time out. The Sacramento Kings have been feisty defensively in the preseason and one of the few teams defending the outside well. Give me the Kings and the points at home.