Kings at Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/18/23

Los Angeles Lakers (20-24) vs Sacramento Kings (24-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 246 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Sacramento Kings Preview

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 120 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 23.8 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.9 points and 12.6 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.7 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

Trends

Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 12-4 in Lakers last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Sacramento Kings have been the better, more consistent team, they're playing well this week, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 9.5 points. The Kings should be favored. However, the Lakers continue to have games come down to the wire, and they need to take advantage of home games if they're going to sneak into the postseason. Solid Kings team or not, the Lakers' cant lose these games. Give me the home dog.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +3.5

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