Lakers vs Kings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6
Golden 1 Center is the venue where De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings (18-30, 4th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (36-10, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 6 point favorites. The over/under opens at 218.
The Lakers cover the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 24-21-1 ATS. Sacramento covers the spread 48.9% of the time, going 23-24-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/31/20 SG Alex Caruso Neck is questionable Friday vs Portland
01/31/20 C JaVale McGee Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs Portland
01/30/20 PF Anthony Davis Gluteus is questionable Friday vs Portland
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/29/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Thursday vs LA Clippers
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
LeBron James averages 25.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Los Angeles averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Sacramento is 24th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.0. The Kings are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Lakers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +6
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