Kings vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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A game featuring one of the league’s best offensive squads against one of the poorest teams defensively sees the Sacramento Kings (16-13, second in points per game) play the Los Angeles Lakers (13-17, 25th in points allowed) at Golden 1 Center on December 21, 2022. The Kings are seven-point favorites. A 239.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

How to bet Kings vs. Lakers

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Kings have -279 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +227 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 239.5 points.

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Kings vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Kings vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Kings have played 29 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Sacramento has won 10, or 76.9%, of the 13 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Kings games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 30 opportunities (43.3%).

The Lakers have 12 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. Los Angeles is 7-14 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Lakers games this year have hit the over 17 times in 30 opportunities (56.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 26 23.2 5 5.6 1 0.4 1.8
Domantas Sabonis 29 18 12 6.4 0.8 0.5 0.4
Kevin Huerter 28 15 3.2 3.1 1.1 0.3 2.9
Malik Monk 29 14.6 2.3 3.9 0.6 0.1 2
Harrison Barnes 29 13.8 5.3 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.1

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 22 27 8.5 6.5 1.2 0.6 2.2
Lonnie Walker IV 27 15.4 2.4 1.5 0.7 0.3 2
Russell Westbrook 28 14.5 6.2 7.6 1.1 0.5 1
Austin Reaves 29 10.8 3.1 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.2
Thomas Bryant 16 10.3 4.6 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
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Kings vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Austin Reaves: Doubtful (Ankle), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Russell Westbrook: Out (Foot), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento has been led by its offense, as it ranks second-best in the NBA by putting up 117.8 points per game. It ranks 22nd in the league in points allowed (115.8 per contest). The Kings are averaging 122.9 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 113.7 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 115.6 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 117.8 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

Sacramento is making 13.3 threes per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 35.6% three-point percentage (15th-ranked). Of the shots attempted by the Kings in 2022-23, 57% of them have been two-pointers (68.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 43% have been threes (31.4%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA on offense (115.1 points scored per game) and 25th defensively (116.7 points conceded). The Lakers are putting up more points at home (116.3 per game) than on the road (113.9). The Lakers are putting up 119.1 points per game in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 115.1.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is worst in the league in 3-point makes (9.9 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (32.8%). The Lakers take 33.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 23.3% of the Lakers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 76.7% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Kings, and we expect that Lakers will cover the spread (Kings -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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