Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Lakers vs Kings Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Sacramento Kings Friday October 30 at Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) vs. Sacramento Kings (0-1)
Date: Friday October 30
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
NBA Betting Odds: Sacramento -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.0
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Both teams come into this Friday night matchup after losing their respective home openers.
Los Angeles fell to the Timberwolves after leading the whole game as Lou Williams missed a shot at the buzzer for the win.
The Kings battled back against the Clippers and actually held the lead late in the game, but ultimately fell 111-104.
The Lakers looked like an actual, competitive, team for the first time in quite some time. Kobe Bryant and Julius Randle headlined a team that had many players coming back from injury along with some newly signed players to lead the charge.
After the Lakers led a majority of the game, the Timberwolves offensively took off in the 4th quarter. Still, with it being just 1 point game with 5 seconds to go the Lakers had a chance.
What would have been a storybook ending to see Kobe hit the game winning shot in his return was all for not as Lou Williams drove the lane and saw his layup rattle in and out as the Lakers dropped to 0-1.
Still, Los Angeles has a ton of hope this season, especially after a performance like that.
Kobe was 8 of 16 and looked fresh, but he missed his final 8 shots of the game. It was evident Bryant still had some rust on him, but the G looks like he’s in his best health in about 3 years. Still, he’ll have his minutes closely watched this season as he continues to try to avoid a 3rd straight season with an injury.
Although he missed the buzzer beater, Lou Williams will be a big part of this Lakers team. Williams finished with 21 points off the bench and looked as if he has the ability to really be a factor in this Lakers offense.
The Kings struggled for about 3.5 quarters against the Clippers as they looked severely outmatched.
However, a quick start to the 4th actually gave the Kings the lead as they tried to pull off the upset on opening night. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin just became simply too much down the stretch as the duo linked up for multiple easy layups as the Clippers held on by 7 for the win.
DeMarcus Cousins, who will be the biggest part of the Kings offense this year, showed off in style how good he was. While finishing with 32 points and 13 rebounds, Cousins also shot 4 of 5 from behind the 3 point arc.
While it was just one game and shouldn’t be overreacted, if Cousins can add that part to his game, the Kings will be a very successful team this year.
Over his first 11 seasons in the NBA, Cousins made just 11 3 pointers.
NBA Betting Trends:
Lakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Lakers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Lakers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
Kings are 8-18-3 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
Kings are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free NBA Prediction:
Cousins will have Brandon Bass and Roy Hibbert to go up against this game. While that is a much easier task than DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, it still offers a major challenge for him. The key for Los Angeles will be shutting him down. If they can do that, then the Kings will be in for a long night.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles ATS
The Lakers keep it close throughout and even give themselves some chances to win this one outright.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Sacramento 105- Los Angeles 102
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