Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Lakers vs Kings Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Sacramento Kings Thursday January 7 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 (8-28) vs. Sacramento Kings (14-21)
Date: Thursday January 7
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings -370
NBA Betting Odds: Sacramento -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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Game 2 of the TNT doubleheader on Thursday features the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento.
Kobe Bryant is hoping he will be healthy enough to play Thursday night as he has continued to battle shoulder soreness.
While both teams have struggled this season in the Western Conference, the Lakers and Kings will showcase the youth and current stars such as Bryant and DeMarcus Cousins.
The Lakers season has been a mess, but they have salvaged it a bit lately as they’ve improved their play.
They were shell shocked by the Warriors last time out, but had built a 3 game winning streak prior to that. Los Angeles averaged just 93 points per game while Bryant sat out 3 straight games.
Julius Randle was questioned about his maturity level by Byron Scott earlier this week and he has responded with less complaining and harder work during practice. His stats haven’t shown though.
Over the last two games, Randle is just 1 of 12 shooting, and has just 4 points.
Back on Oct. 30, the Lakers fell to the Kings in Sacramento 132-114. Bryant recorded 13 points and played one of his better games of the season.
The Kings just missed their 3rd straight win as they fell to the Mavs in double overtime 117-116 last time out.
Sacramento has looked like a brand new team with the calendar flipping to a new year as they closed out 2015 with a loss to the lowly 76ers. However, in 2016, the Kings opened it with a bang. Sacramento dropped 142 points against the Suns and grabbed the franchise’s first win over the Thunder.
C DeMarcus Cousins has been the main reasoning behind the stellar play in 2016. Cousins has averaged 33.3 points to go along with 15 rebounds over the past 3 games.
G Rajon Rondo continues to battle a back injury as he sat out on Tuesday. Rondo is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Thursday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference.
- Lakers are 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Kings are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win.
- Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Kings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Kings have looked much better in this new year. Expect them to really dominate the Lakers inside here with Cousins on Thursday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Sacramento ATS
The Kings handle the Lakers regardless of Kobe Bryant’s status here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Sacramento 110- Los Angeles 92
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