Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 23-34. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 18-40. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 30-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 30-27-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-29-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-26-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/22/18 PG Lonzo Ball MCL is upgraded to probable Friday vs Dallas
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/23/18 G De'Aaron Fox Eye is "?" Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/23/18 C Kosta Koufos Illness is "?" Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.5 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.95 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the league with 98.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.95. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Kings surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Lakers are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3
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