Thursday, January 7, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 8-28 and a road record of 4-18. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.4 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 14-21 and a home record of 9-9. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 107.9, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 25.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Rajon Rondo averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 11.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Los Angeles averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Sacramento averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Kings allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Kings force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-21-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-20-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 16-17-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/06/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
01/05/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Illness "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
01/06/16 PG Rajon Rondo Back "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
01/05/16 F Omri Casspi Back "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
01/05/16 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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