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Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) at Sacramento Kings (0-1)
Date & Time Friday October 30, 2015, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Sacramento Kings -6.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.

 The Lakers had a bit of a rough start to the season, falling to the Wolves by 112-111 on Wednesday. Kobe Bryant led the scoring with 24 points but shot just 8 of 24 from the field, including just 3 of 13 from the three-point line. Julius Randle chipped in with a nice double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, but D’Angelo Russell had just four points in his NBA debut game. Louis Williams had a strong outing of 21 points off the bench for his new team, but with the game on the line, he missed a running layup at the buzzer which would have won the game.

 Meanwhile, the Kings will also be looking for their first win of the season after falling to the Clippers by 111-104 on Thursday. DeMarcus Cousins kicked off his season on fire, pouring in 32 points, 13 rebounds while shooting 10 of 21 from the field and 4 of 5 from the three-point line. The problem is that no one else provided much help outside of Rudy Gay’s 16 points and the Kings simply need more from their supporting cast. Rajon Rondo had a really quiet game, scoring just four points in 25 minutes of play while Darren Collison had 13 points in 30 minutes off the bench.

In ATS trends, the Lakers are 7-19-1 ATS int heir last 27 against the Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss, while the Kings are 8-18-3 ATS in their last 29 games against a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against teams below .400.

Head to head, the Lakers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall and 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Sacramento.

I can’t be too confident about putting my money on either team so early in the season, but I have to say that Cousins looked to be in mid-season form already, so I’m backing him to cause havoc in the paint and grab the win for his team.

Sacramento -5.5
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