The Sacramento Kings (30-41) and Los Angeles Lakers (52-18) battle Thursday at HP Field Hourse in Kissimmee, Fla., for a 1:30 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Kings-Lakers NBA betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.
Kings vs. Lakers: Key injuries
- PF Marvin Bagley III (foot) out
- SG Kent Bazemore (calf) out
- PG De’Aaron Fox (shoulder) out
- PF Richaun Holmes (hip) out
- SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (foot) out
- SG Alex Caruso (neck) out
- PF Anthony Davis (knee) questionable
- SF LeBron James (groin) probable
- PG Rajon Rondo (thumb) out
Kings vs. Lakers: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips
Lakers 110, Kings 107
The Lakers (-209) have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, while the Kings (+170) have been eliminated from the postseason. LA is likely to see its big guns limited or resting, and Sacto has several key members who will be looking on in its final game before heading out of the bubble. There is plenty of risk on both sides, so AVOID.
New to sports betting? A $10 bet on the Lakers returns a profit of just $4.80 if they win. A $10 bet on the Kings returns a profit of $17 with a victory.
Line/Against the Spread (ATS)
The KINGS +5 (-110) picked up two wins in seven games inside the bubble, and both of those were against the Pelicans. Still, with little to play for, the Lakers (-5, -110) should throttle down and take it easy as they prepare for a long run in the postseason. While the Kings are just 1-5 ATS in the past six meetings with the Lakers, they should keep this one relatively close.
There was no Over/Under posted at the time of publishing but the lean will be to the Under.
The Kings are 48 minutes from an exit from the bubble, and the Lakers will likely have some of their reserves playing at stake. The Under is 11-4-1 in the past 16 meetings between these two, and we’ll get another lower-scoring game Thursday.
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