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2019 NBA Handicapping
(4-6) Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (9-2)
Date: Friday, November 15
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Kings +8.5| Lakers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Friday, November 15 finds two Pacific Division teams tipping off as the Sacramento Kings play the Los Angeles Lakers.
Last season, the teams met four times in the regular schedule with the Lakers winning three of four games. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Kings in 275 of their 431 matches.
This season if it weren’t for bad luck the Kings would have no luck at all. Having traveled to India in the preseason the youngsters suffered from fatigue to start the season.
It led to a 0 and five start and some tough losses. It didn’t help that in the first game of the season Marvin Bagley suffered a broken thumb. Bagley seemed poised to take another step so this news meant the Kings would be without him for up to six weeks.
Then as the team rebounded from the loss of their young big and started to find their legs they strung together four wins in five games losing only to the Raptors in that period.
But then De’Aaron Fox suffered a grade three ankle sprain in practice which will keep him out until the middle of December. In spite of his absence, the Kings pulled out the victory over the Blazers with a 35-21 third quarter.
A trio of Kings posted double-doubles in the victory with Bogdan Bogdanovic leading the way with his 25 points and 10 assists. Nemanja Bjelica delivered 19 points and 12 rebounds while Rashuan Holmes chipped in with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Buddy Hield (20) and Harrison Barnes (16) were the other double-figure scorers.
Dewayne Dedmon is dealing with a right knee sprain and is listed as questionable. Trevor Ariza (groin) and Caleb Swanigan (ankle) will definitely miss the match.
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis and LeBron James have loudly proclaimed their intent to play in as many games as possible and through the early going are committed to the defensive style Frank Vogel is selling.
Playing with defensive intensity can lead to injuries especially for an injury prone player (Davis) and a superstar who will turn 35 on December 30th (James). To that end, Davis is dealing with a sore shoulder and ribs and sat the last game in response to the injuries.
Without his running mate, LeBron James took over in the last game producing a double-double of 23 points and 12 assists. JaVale McGee also posted a monster double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Kyle Kuzma was inserted into the starting rotation adding 22 points. The other double-figure scorers were Dwight Howard with 15 and Quinn Cook with 10.
Davis, Avery Bradley (leg contusion) and Rajon Rondo (calf) are all expected to play versus the Kings. Kentavious Caldwell Pope is questionable as he deals with a left ankle injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 3-6-1 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Although the Kings are playing with a slower pace than last season they are more than capable of pushing that button and they possess the seventh-best 3-point efficiency in the league.
This means LA will need to be strong on perimeter and transition defense as the Raptors exposed those areas in their defeat of the Lakers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers win but take Kings plus points
The side story is Luke Walton and LeBron will be inspired to win given the likely leftover angst from last season. I’m inclined to think this game will be close if the Kings push pace but I’m not sure the Kings have the personnel to stop Davis
NBA Free Prediction: Lakers 115 – Kings 111
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