Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings - 4/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (22-26) vs Los Angeles Lakers (30-18)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers square off Friday night with the Sacramento Kings in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 24.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 16.6 points and 3.2 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 35-17 in Lakers last 52 overall. The under is 9-3 in Kings last 12 overall. The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to feel the impact of no LeBron or AD, as they're losing their last five games by an average of 4.6 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Sacramento Kings are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.8 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. The Kings also beat the Lakers last month. It's hard to find the confidence to back the Lakers without their two best players. Give me the Kings.