Lakers vs Kings Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (20-24) host the Sacramento Kings (24-18) at Arena on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET on NBCS in a game set as a pick ’em. The over/under is set at 245.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Lakers vs. Kings

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -110 odds to pick up the win, while the Kings are listed at -110 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 245.5 points.

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Lakers vs. Kings Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Kings Betting Trends

The Lakers have 20 wins against the spread in 44 games this season. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 11 games this year and has walked away with the win seven times (63.6%) in those games. The Lakers have hit the over in 59.5% of their opportunities this year (25 times in 42 games with a set point total).

The Kings have 24 wins against the spread in 42 games this year. Sacramento has won seven of the 19 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (36.8%). Kings games this year have hit the over 21 times in 42 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 34 29.7 8.4 7 1 0.5 2
Russell Westbrook 41 15.7 6.6 7.8 1 0.5 1.2
Thomas Bryant 30 12.6 7.1 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.5
Dennis Schroder 30 12.2 2.2 3.7 0.6 0 1.3
Troy Brown Jr. 38 6.7 3.9 0.7 0.8 0.2 1.2


Kings Leaders
De’Aaron Fox 39 23.8 4.4 6 0.9 0.4 1.6
Domantas Sabonis 41 18.9 12.6 7.1 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 39 15.7 3.3 2.9 1.1 0.3 2.9
Harrison Barnes 42 15.2 5 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.6
Malik Monk 41 13.7 2.4 3.9 0.6 0.2 1.8
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Lakers vs. Kings Injury Report

Kings: Domantas Sabonis: Questionable (Illness), Alex Len: Out (Illness), Matthew Dellavedova: Questionable (Illness)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles’ defense ranks fourth-worst in the NBA with 118.1 points allowed per contest, but its offense has provided a lift, averaging 117 points per game (seventh-ranked in league). The Lakers post 118.3 points per game in home games, compared to 115.9 points per game away from home, a difference of 2.4 points per contest. The Lakers have seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 120.3 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.3 points more than the 117 they’ve scored this season.

While Los Angeles is in the bottom five in the NBA in treys per game with 10.3 (worst), it ranks 25th in the league with a 33.8% three-point percentage. Of the shots attempted by the Lakers in 2022-23, 65.8% of them have been two-pointers (76.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 34.2% have been from beyond the arc (23.8%).

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What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

In 2022-23, Sacramento is best in the NBA on offense (120 points scored per game) and ranked 24th on defense (117 points allowed). The Kings are putting up more points at home (124.5 per game) than on the road (114.5). The Kings have played better offensively over their last 10 games, generating 127.1 points per contest, 7.1 more than their season average of 120.

Sacramento makes 13.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.9% from beyond the arc, ranking seventh and ninth, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Kings have attempted 57.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 42.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 68.4% of the Kings’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 31.6% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Lakers, and we predict that Lakers will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 245.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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