Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings - 1/12/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings - 1/12/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (16-27) vs Los Angeles Lakers (21-20)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings look to snap a five-game losing streak.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 108.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Haliburton is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games. The Lakers are 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Sacramento and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers have killed us in the favorite role all season, but they have shown recent signs of life over the last week or so, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 10.8 points. The Sacramento Kings can't get out of their own way, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of eight points and an average of 3.7 points at home. If the Lakers are going to make anything of this season and get a good playoff seed, they need to win games like this. I'll lay the bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -2.5

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