Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Tips 11/15/2019
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (9-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Sacramento Kings (4-6, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Staples Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. Sacramento opens this game as 5.5 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 226.
The Kings are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 5-5-0 ATS. Los Angeles covers the spread 72.7% of the time, going 8-3-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/13/2019 Caleb Swanigan PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Trevor Ariza SG Groin Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
10/24/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/14/2019 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Anthony Davis PF Ribs Game Time Decision
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 15.6 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
LeBron James averages 23.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 11.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Anthony Davis averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 14th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.9. The Lakers are 20th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Lakers surrender 100.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Kings are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 24th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Sacramento is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 28th in the league. The Lakers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento -5.5
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