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2022 NBA Handicapping
(16-22) Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-19)
Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings +255 | Lakers -275 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 232
Tuesday, January 4th finds the Sacramento Kings facing the Los Angeles Lakers for the third time this season. Sacramento won the initial match in 141-137 in an overtime affair on November 26th while the Lakers evened the season series taking the November 30th match 117-92.
The Pacific division rivals will finish the season series in Sacramento on January 12th. Both teams played Sunday with the Kings beating the Heat 115-113 in a thriller that came down to the wire while the Lakers beat the Wolves 108-103.
All-time the Lakers have the advantage winning 279 of 439 matches. Last season the teams played three times with the Kings taking two of the three contests.
It was a bitter battle against the Heat with 14 lead changes where a pair of De’Aaron Fox free throws were the deciding factor combined with a missed layup by Jimmy Butler trying to force overtime.
Five Kings scored in double figures with reserve Buddy Hield leading the way for the Kings with 26 points including hitting half of his 3-point shots (7 of 14).
Fox scored 24 points including 14 of 15 at the charity stripe while Damian Jones added 18 points, Davion Mitchell offered 12 and Harrison Barnes chipped in 10.
As the Kings begin the New Year they remain a team to keep an eye on regarding trades. Sacramento hasn’t been to the postseason in 15 seasons and this was supposed to be the breakthrough year.
Entering Monday, the Kings are sitting in the 10th seed which is the final play-in tournament seed.
The Kings are mostly clear of health and safety protocols with only Richaun Holmes still out and questionable for Tuesday. Terence Davis is nursing an ankle sprain and is also questionable for Tuesday.
Los Angeles Lakers
It took three tries but the Lakers finally beat the Timberwolves albeit with Minnesota extremely shorthanded missing both Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell still in protocols.
LeBron James led the way with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block. Malik Monk is fitting into the starting rotation and offered 22 points in this victory.
Russell Westbrook registered 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds plus an egregious nine turnovers. Avery Bradley and Carmelo Anthony both scored 14 points as the other double-figure contributors.
As the Lakers move into the New Year there are concerns regarding their placement. If the playoffs started today they’d be participating in the play-in tournament as they sit seventh.
Anthony Davis (strained MCL) will miss at least a month to six weeks while Kendrick Nunn (knee) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 meetings against each other
- The Lakers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 matches against the Kings
- The over/under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head matches
- The Kings are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games against LA Lakers.
- The Lakers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
- The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
- he total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Having finally beat the Wolves the next challenge for the Lakers is improving their record versus Pacific Division rivals as they sport a 1-5 record in those six matches. The Kings meanwhile are keen to end a road losing streak of four in a row.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Kings +7.5
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