Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings odds, picks and predictions

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Having won 4 games in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers (18-21) kick off a 2-game road trip Saturday starting with the Sacramento Kings (20-17). Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Lakers vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Lakers have won 4 straight games and 5 of their last 6. They beat the Atlanta Hawks at home, 130-114, as 3-point underdogs Friday night.

The Kings are coming off a 120-117 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at home Wednesday. They have lost 2 of 3 but have won 3 of 5.

Lakers at Kings odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 10:50 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Lakers +300 (bet $100 to win $300) | Kings -360 (bet $360 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Lakers +8.5 (-110) | Kings -8.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 241.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Lakers at Kings key injuries

Lakers

  • G Troy Brown Jr. (quad) questionable
  • F Anthony Davis (foot) out
  • C Damian Jones (toe) questionable
  • G Austin Reaves (hamstring) out
  • G Lonnie Walker IV (knee) out
  • G Russell Westbrook (foot) probable

Kings

  • G Malik Monk (calf) questionable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Lakers at Kings picks and predictions

Prediction

Kings 125, Lakers 112

Moneyline

The Lakers are 8-13 on the road this season and are 1-4 when they play on no rest.

The Kings are 11-8 at home and beat the Lakers, 134-120, at home Dec. 21.

I expect a similar result, but that doesn’t mean you should have to wager more than 3 1/2 times what you can win on this game.

PASS.

Against the spread

The Lakers are 17-21-1 ATS on the season but also 8-13 ATS on the road this season. Their last 5 losses have all been by at least 9 points.

The Kings are 20-17 ATS overall and 9-10 ATS at home. They have not had a win by more than 2 points since their last meeting with the Lakers.

I believe that trend changes.

BET KINGS -8.5 (-110).

Over/Under

Their last meeting had a total of 254 points.

Four of the Lakers’ last 10 games have surpassed the projected total for tonight’s game.

Only 1 of the last 5 meetings has gotten that high.

BET UNDER 241.5 (-110).

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