Kings vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 2, 2021

The Sacramento Kings (22-26) host the Los Angeles Lakers (30-18) after winning five straight home games. The Kings are favored by 4.5 points in the contest, which starts at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, April 2, 2021. The matchup’s point total is 223.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Kings vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Kings:
Marvin Bagley III: Out (Hand),
Hassan Whiteside: Day To Day (Knee),
Jahmi’us Ramsey: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Lakers:
Wesley Matthews: Day To Day (Neck),
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+4.5)
Total Pick Over (223)
Prediction Lakers 113, Kings 112

The model line is much more favorable to the Lakers compared to the DraftKings line, a 5.9 point difference, and has them favored to win Friday’s game outright. Put your money on the Lakers.

The model predicts a total 2.0 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 47 24.7 3.3 7.2 1.3 0.5 1.8
Buddy Hield 48 16.6 4.5 3.2 0.8 0.4 4.0
Harrison Barnes 45 15.5 6.7 3.6 0.7 0.2 1.5
Richaun Holmes 44 14.4 9.1 1.7 0.7 1.7 0.0
Marvin Bagley III 37 13.9 7.4 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.9

Kings Player Props

  • De’Aaron Fox’s assists prop over/under for the contest is posted at 6.5 assists, 0.7 assists less than his season average of 7.2.
  • Richaun Holmes’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 30.5, 5.3 greater than his season average of 25.2.
  • Buddy Hield’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 4.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 4.0.
  • Delon Wright’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Andre Drummond 26 17.0 13.0 2.5 1.5 1.2 0.0
Dennis Schroder 44 15.4 3.5 5.0 1.1 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 48 15.3 6.7 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 40.5, 0.6 lower than his season average of 41.1.
  • Andre Drummond’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 13.5, 19.0 lower than his season average of 32.5.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Kings make 48.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.9 percentage points higher than the Lakers have allowed to their opponents (45.5%).
  • Sacramento has a 17-17 record against the spread and a 17-17 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.5% from the field.
  • Los Angeles has a 16-17 record against the spread and a 23-10 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Lakers are shooting 47.8% from the field, -1% higher than the 48.8% the Kings’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Los Angeles has put together a 13-4 record against the spread and a 14-3 straight up record in games it shoots over 48.8% from the field.
  • This season, Sacramento has a 13-5 record against the spread and a 12-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 47.8% from the field.
  • The Kings’ 36.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Lakers have shot from beyond the arc (35.2%).
  • Sacramento is 12-13 against the spread and 12-13 overall when it shoots better than 35.2% from distance.
  • Los Angeles is 15-13 against the spread while putting up a 19-9 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.4% from downtown.
  • The Lakers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.8%) is only 4.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Kings are averaging (39.1%).
  • Los Angeles has a 10-5 ATS record and is 12-3 straight-up when the team hits more than 39.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Sacramento is 12-2 ATS and 12-2 overall in games it shoots over 34.8% from deep.
  • The Kings connect on 12 three-pointers per game this season, 1.4 more makes per game than the Lakers give up (10.6).
  • When Sacramento makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 16-6 against the spread and 15-7 overall. When Los Angeles is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 8-17 ATS and 11-14 straight up.
  • The Lakers are the 26th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Kings allow the 13th-fewest makes from deep.

Kings vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Kings Rank Kings AVG Lakers AVG Lakers Rank
6th 115 Points Scored 110.4 21st
29th 118.5 Points Allowed 106.1 2nd
24th 42.5 Rebounds 45.1 6th
15th 10 Off. Rebounds 9.6 18th
21st 12 3pt Made 10.6 26th
11th 25.7 Assists 24.5 16th
9th 12.8 Turnovers 14.9 28th

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