Saturday, January 22, 2022

Lakers vs. Kings prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 4 best bets from model on 50-27 run

A Western Conference battle takes place when the Sacramento Kings (16-22) face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (19-19) to wrap up the Tuesday night NBA schedule. The Kings narrowly escaped with a victory in their last game. Sacramento beat the Miami Heat 115-113. Los Angeles defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 to win its second straight game. Anthony Davis (knee) remains out for Los Angeles. 

Tipoff is at 10:30 p.m. ET from Crypto.com Arena. Los Angeles is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Kings vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 230. Before making any Lakers vs. Kings picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Kings and revealed its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Kings vs. Lakers:

  • Lakers vs. Kings spread: Los Angeles -6.5
  • Lakers vs. Kings over-under: 230 points
  • Lakers vs. Kings money line: Los Angeles -270, Sacramento +220
  • LAL: Under is 6-0 in Lakers last six games following a straight-up win
  • SAC: Kings are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles

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Why the Lakers can cover

Los Angeles forward LeBron James is still one of the best players in the NBA, even in his 19th season. James is averaging 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field. The four-time MVP scored 30-plus points in seven straight games during the month of December. He was also on fire from downtown.

The 17-time All-Star shot 40 percent percent from beyond the arc, including seven games with at least three 3-pointers. James provided fans with a masterful performance on New Year’s Eve. In the win over the Portland Trail Blazers, he finished with a season-high 43 points and 14 rebounds in just 29 minutes. James also shot 5-of-10 from 3-point land. 

Why the Kings can cover

Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox is logging a team-best 20.3 points per game with 5.1 assists. The Kentucky product can score in a multitude of ways. He is a smooth three-level scorer who can attack the basketball at will and knock down a 20-foot jumper. Fox recorded 24 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the win over the Miami Heat.

Sacramento guard Buddy Hield is third on the team with 15.5 points per game. Hield is one of the best 3-point shooters on the squad. He is shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc. The Oklahoma product has knocked down at least five 3-pointers in 11 games thus far. Hield also played well in the victory over the Miami Heat. He logged 26 points, six rebounds, and shot 7-of-14 from three. 

How to make Kings vs. Lakers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 222 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs. Kings? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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