Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 10/29/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is where the Sacramento Kings (1-0) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (1-1) on Sunday.
The Lakers faced off with the Suns and earned the victory with a final of 100-95 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (36 of 84) and made 5 of their 29 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lakers converted 23 of 29 tries for a rate of 79.3%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists for the game while forcing 20 turnovers and earning 14 steals. When talking about the defense, Los Angeles allowed 42.0% from the field on 34 out of 81 shooting. Phoenix recorded 16 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Phoenix snagged 49 boards (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Phoenix finished the contest at 78.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of their 23 tries. They also converted 9 of 31 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Lakers finished with 23 and the Suns had 21 fouls.
Anthony Davis is someone who came through in this matchup. He racked up 30 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played for 39 minutes and totaled 12 boards. Davis walked away from this one shooting 58.8% from the field and distributed 2 dimes.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a win-loss mark of 1-1 this year. They cough up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 43.0 boards per game and has tallied 47 dimes on the season, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing. The Lakers are shooting 25.9% on shots from 3-point land (15 of 58) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 103.5 pts per game (24th in basketball) while connecting on 44.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Lakers are able to force 18.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are 30th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 45 relinquished so far this year. The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.7% (82 of 172) and they surrender 45.5 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 11th in the league in PPG allowed (107.0).
For their last game, the Kings got the win with a final of 130-114 when they played the Jazz. In relation to attacking the glass, Sacramento allowed Utah to snag 54 in total (16 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 32.1% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 9 of 28 and finished the game at 23 of 31 from the free throw line (74.2%). The Kings permitted the Jazz to convert 41 of their 91 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Kings finished 47 for 102 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.1%. In the matter of three-point shots, Sacramento made 19 out of 51 tries (37.3%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.0%. The Jazz were called for 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Kings recorded 30 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 45 in this game.
Harrison Barnes ended up having an impact for the Kings for this contest. He converted 11 of 16 in this contest for a rate of 68.8%, and had 4 rebounds. Barnes racked up 33 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for this game.
Sacramento has a record of 1-0 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 16th in basketball. Sacramento has scored 130 points for the year and they collect 45.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 29.0 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. The Kings commit 25.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 85.0% from the charity stripe.
The Kings on defense are ranked 19th in the league in points given up per game with 114.0. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (12th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense allows 32.1% on shots from distance (9 of 28) and opponents are knocking down 74.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.0 dimes and 54.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 10th and 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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