Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers - 8/13/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
Photo by Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
Sacramento Kings (30-41) at Los Angeles Lakers (52-18)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to watch: NSCA, SPEC, TSN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Sacramento Kings could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 47 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 21.1 points and 6.8 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers also need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26. 1points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 10.3 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Waiters is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers have everything wrapped up, so we shouldn't see LeBron, Anthony Davis or any key players in this contest. You can argue that gives the Kings a fighting chance, but this is also the same team that's struggled throughout the bubble and looks uninspired most of the time. I don't expect the Kings to come out with much fire considering they now have their bags packed and are ready to go home. The Sacramento Kings just want to leave and get ready for the new season.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the small chalk is the only bet I can side with in this matchup.