Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings - 1/7/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Sacramento Kings (20-17) vs Los Angeles Lakers (18-21)

Game Info: Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -9 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings meet Saturday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 4 straight games. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 8 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 14.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 117.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 23.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.7 points and 12.5 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Lakers last 19 overall. The under is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The Lakers are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Sacramento and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are banged up and on the end of a back to back, but this line is simply absurd. The Sacramento Kings are better than they've been in past years, but their defense has taken a step back over the last week, and they only win at home by an average of 3.5 points. Assuming LeBron plays, I can't leave this many points on the table with the Lakers, a team that's won 4 straight. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +9

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