Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 7-10. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 105.6 points per contest while giving up 107.5 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 4-13. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 93.2 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of -12.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 5-10-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/21/17 G Buddy Hield Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
11/21/17 G Vince Carter Illness is "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield averages 11.6 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Los Angeles averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.94 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Sacramento is 30th in the league with 93.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -12.59. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Kings are 27th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league.
Sacramento is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.9, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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