Kings-Lakers predictions, picks, odds and injury news for Wednesday night's game
On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers (6-5) host the Sacramento Kings (5-4) in the second game of the season series between the two California teams. Both teams are riding three-game winning streaks ahead of tonight's matchup.
The latest Kings win came on Monday night's 132-120 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Guard De'Aaron Fox led the way again with 28 points and six assists and forward Domantas Sabonis pitched in 23 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. The win earned coach Mike Brown his 400th victory in the NBA.
“You feel all of the emotions: Fortunate, blessed, lucky,” Brown said after the win. “It has a lot to do with the people all around me."
Some of those wins came with the Lakers, the team they'll face Wednesday. This is the second of a home back-to-back following Tuesday night's 134-107 win over Memphis in an In-Season Tournament game.
D'Angelo Russell had a team-high 24 points and forward Anthony Davis pitched in 19 points, 11 rebounds, and six blocks. The Lakers are undefeated at home so far this season.
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Here are the projected lineups for Wednesday's regular season game, according to RotoWire:
The Kings are slight favorites to hand the Lakers their first home loss of the season, according to the BetMGM NBA odds.
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Jess Root says, "The Lakers are 5-0 at home this season and have averaged 122.6 points per game over their last 3. The Kings beat the Lakers in Sacramento 132-127 on Oct. 29, but they are 1-3 on the road so far this season."
The Kings have a lower Basketball Power Index (BPI) rating than the Lakers, so ESPN's analytics favor the home team here. The Lakers are playing the second game of a back-to-back and that likely factors in giving them a good chance to win.
Luke Lindholm writes, "This will be a good back-and-forth game... Los Angeles will cover that spread at home."
Joe Dellera writes, "The Kings' offense presents the Lakers' defense with a difficult task due to their elite guard play, and this will put a significant strain on Russell and Reaves."
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