Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, NBA Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Jan 04, 2022

The Lakers haven't been a great cover option, going just 1-4 against the spread over their last five games and 7-15 ATS at home this season.

Sacramento
30-52
AT
January 04, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center
L.A. Lakers
33-49
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +211
Over / Under o +230.5

46%

Betting Action

54%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -254
Over / Under u +230.5

46%

Betting Action

54%

The Sacramento Kings have a little momentum going as they’ve won three of their last four games. They’re now 16-22 on the season and are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference. While that sounds bad, they’re only three games back of the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers, a team that was expected to be a Championship contender. Can the Kings challenge on the Lakers in this spot? Let’s take a closer look.

The Lakers are 6.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 231.0.

Kings vs. Lakers NBA Betting Odds

Sacramento is 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 games when coming into the matchup on just one day of rest. They are also 0-4 ATS in their past four road games. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings with the Lakers in Los Angeles, though. On top of that, the over has cashed out in five of the last six games that they have played on the road against a team with a winning home record.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. They’re a measly 8-20 ATS in their past 28 games played at home against a team with a losing road record on the season. Unlike the Kings, the under has cashed out in their last six games when coming off of a straight up win in the previous matchup.

Sacramento Kings

Richaun Holmes likely won’t be available for this matchup, which makes the Kings weak frontcourt even worse for wear for this matchup. De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield have carried the load for this team but all are in the backcourt. They tend to get banged around in the frontcourt, which is part of why they’re 20th in the NBA in rebounding.

Without Holmes though, they are left with Tristan Thompson, Marvin Bagley, Alex Len and Chimezie Metu. None of them are starting caliber centres, making for a seriously rough matchup. The good news is that the Lakers are still without Anthony Davis and have their own frontcourt problems.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have looked a lot better of late as they’ve shifted LeBron James to centre. LeBron is able to facilitate the offence and create mismatches any time they go down on offence. Plus, he isn’t the worst rim protector. The issue is that this team doesn’t have much offensive talent outside of James with Davis out with an injury. Russell Westbrook has averaged 19.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, but is shooting just 30 per cent from behind the arc and 45 per cent from the field. Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk have been good in limited roles, but other than these guys, the Lakers don’t have players to go out and create their own shot.

The Lakers have won two straight and three of four, and should keep their momentum going in this one.

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