The Sacramento Kings are currently on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture looking in, but they’ll need to keep superstar big man DeMarcus Cousins on the floor if they’re going to make a surge in the second half of the season. Cousins is only one technical foul away from serving his second suspension this month as the Kings visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Oddsmakers initially set the Lakeshow as 1-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 218.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Kings are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Lakers.
- The total has gone UNDER in the Kings’ last four games against the Lakers.
- The Lakers are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games against their division.
Cousins collected his 17th technical foul – the most in the NBA – during Sunday’s 105-99 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans. Sacramento will need Cousins operating at full capacity to halt the suddenly high-flying Lakers, as L.A. has averaged 121.5 points in its last three games while winning two during that span. Backup shooting guard Lou Williams has scored 20 or more points in nine of his team’s last 12 tilts and is averaging 21.7 points in that stretch.
Winners of three straight, Sacramento has gotten suddenly hot as well thanks to the contributions of point guard Darren Collison. Collison has scored at least 20 points in each game and is averaging 22.7 in that time.
Squaring off against their West Coast rivals has been extremely easy for the Kings lately, as Sacramento has won eight of the past nine vs the Lakers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Los Angeles Lakers installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 218.5.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 110-108 win for the Kings on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-37 so far on the NBA season, and 27-28-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Sacramento Kings, meanwhile, are 23-32 and 29-25-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 31-25 and the Kings go 25-30 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Sacramento injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Los Angeles Lakers rated this week at No. 24 and the Sacramento Kings sitting at No. 20.
Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles’s No. 18-ranked offense (104.68 PPG) against a Sacramento Kings defense that ranks No. 17 at 105.82 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.53% from the field per game, less than the Sacramento Kings have managed so far this NBA season (45.7% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Sacramento got 28 points and 28 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins en route to a 105-99 victory over New Orleans on Sunday at Golden 1 Center.
The Lakers grabbed a 122-114 win over the Bucks on Friday, behind a 26-point effort from Nick Young at Bradley Center.
Next Betting Matchups
Sacramento at Golden State, Wednesday, February 15th
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Wednesday, February 15th