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2021 NBA Handicapping
(42-15) Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (35-22)
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings +340 | Lakers -450
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
Friday, April 30th, the Sacramento Kings will play the Los Angeles Lakers in the third and final meeting this season. Each club has one win with the Kings taking the initial meeting (123-120) on March 3rd and the Lakers winning (115-94) the April 2nd contest.
The Lakers hold the all-time record having won 278 matches of the 436 played. Last season, the squads played three times with LA winning two of the three contests.
It’s not ideal timing for the Kings to be playing the Lakers given the speech Anthony Davis made to his team about effort following their recent loss.
Moreover, there is added incentive for their Pacific rivals given the Kings beat them earlier this season. Making matters worse for the Kings is they’ll be missing key cogs in this match without the services of Harrison Barnes and De’Aaron Fox.
Sacramento will get some help in the form of Marvin Bagley III who is listed as probable after missing 23 games due to a hand fracture.
The Kings have played better of late alternating wins and losses in their last six matches with two wins versus Dallas and one versus the Wolves while they lost to the Jazz, Wolves, and Warriors.
If they keep up the yo-yo trend this match would be a win given their last match was a loss or should I say beat down to Utah (154-105).
Four Kings reached double-figure with Buddy Hield and Richaun Holmes each scoring 18.
Barnes (left adductor tightness), Fox (health and safety protocols), and Robert Woodard II (back soreness) are all out.
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis isn’t happy with how his Lakers are playing stating they need to play with a greater sense of desperation after losing to the Wizards on Wednesday.
Davis had his best game since returning from injury posting 26 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, and two blocks.
A big part of the issue stems from trying to figure out the chemistry with his new frontcourt partner Andre Drummond who is a stay at home center.
That dynamic clogs the paint and doesn’t give Davis as much room to work whereas playing with Marc Gasol who can space the court offers arguably a better offensive fit for AD.
In the small sample size of four games, the duo of ADs is producing a net rating of minus -12.6 which is far from ideal.
Six Lakers in all scored in double-figures against the Wizards who aren’t known for their defense. Drummond collected a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Ben McLemore (16), Dennis Schroder (13), Montrezl Harrell (12), and Kyle Kuzma (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Injuries continue to be an issue and with the Lakers playing a back-to-back set Friday and Saturday it could factor in who plays and in which games versus the Kings-Raptors B2B set.
Davis (calf), Gasol (finger), Schroder (calf), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) are listed as probable. Alex Caruso (back) is questionable while LeBron James (ankle), and Jared Dudley (torn MCL) remain out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Given the injuries and AD’s speech, this should be an easy victory for the Lakeshow.
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