Los Angeles Lakers

Sacramento Kings


Kings ATS Point Spread

Over Game Totals

Against the Spread Pick

From a mental standpoint, nothing will be more difficult than what they had to do on Friday–when they played their first game since the Kobe Bryant tragedy. From a basketball standpoint, the second game of a back-to-back situation will be even tougher on Saturday. You cannot blame the Lakers if there is a figurative hangover on the heels of Friday’s emotion. How are they going to get up for a relatively nondescript contest at the Sacramento Kings? Well, they probably won’t get up for it. By their lowly standards, the Kings are playing stellar ball right now–owners of a 3-1 record in their past four outings. De’Aaron Fox delivered 34 points during Thursday’s romp over the Clippers. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last four on the road against opponents with losing home records, 1-4 ATS in their last five as favorites, and 2-6 ATS in their last six as road favorites. This should be a good opportunity for SACRAMENTO.

Over Under Pick

Fox has been doing it all for Sacramento, leading the team in assists on 15 of the past 16 occasions. In seven of the Kings’ past eight games the winning team has scored at least 118 points. The over is 7-2 in the Lakers’ last nine overall and 6-2 in their last eight on the road. It is also 9-1 in the Kings’ last 10 overall and 4-0 in their last four at home. Additionally, the over is 20-9-1 in L.A.’s last 30 trips to Sacramento. Lean toward the OVER.