Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings (By: Miyagi)
The Lakers have lost 5 straight games and 10 of their last 11! The end justifies the means and they might be in full tank mode but that's at least embarrassing for the team with the best player in the league as it is embarrassing for Lebron considering the fact that his predecessor (Kobe) was in the same situation for multiple seasons but he never 'tanked' like that, or at least that's what the fans claim! Now, that is important because the discussion of whether the Lakers should consider a possible Lebron trade has already begun.
It seems quite certain that King will play today and once that's confirmed, the Lakers won't be offered as underdogs. The Kings are on the second game of a back to back set and there is no need for them to push themselves and risk injuries since the season is over and realistically speaking they have no chance of claiming a playoff spot. On the other side, it makes no difference for the Lakers and their lottery pick chances to win a few of the remaining games since they can't finish among the worst 5 teams and have that 10% for the top pick.
The Kings are 3-9 in games with no rest with an average margin of -9.4 points. They are also 13-21 on away games with an average margin of -3.4p. The Lakers are 18-17 at home and they could at least finish the season with a positive record at home. The Lakers have defeated the Kings twice this season (101-86, away) (121-114, at home) while they have lost once on the road (117-116) and can get another win against the young and tired Kings today and put an end to their losing streak.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings predictions
|Lakers ML||Bet365||2.00||9||111-106 WON (+9 units)|
Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).