Lakers vs. Kings Prediction and Odds: Expect Kings To Continue Skid

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers look to rebound from their big loss to the Memphis Grizzlies when they take on the Sacramento Kings tonight. The Lakers are 4-1 in their last five games and are starting to trend in the right direction.

Meanwhile, Sacramento is headed in the opposite direction. The Kings need a win, as they are 1.5 games behind the Blazers for the final play-in spot. A win tonight would go a long way, but can they beat the streaky Lakers?

Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.

Lakers vs. Kings Odds, Spread and Total


  • Lakers -3.5 (-110)
  • Kings +3.5 (-110)


  • Lakers -160
  • Kings +130


  • 231 (Over -110/Under -110)

Lakers vs. Kings Prediction and Pick

I'll take the Lakers to keep the Kings on their losing streak. Sacramento has been terrible over its last five games. The Kings have the fifth-worst net rating over that span and have joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic on a five-game losing streak.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, has the fifth-best net rating and is finally starting to find its stride. Outside of the loss to the Grizzlies, the Lakers have found success with LeBron James and Malik Monk leading the way.

Los Angeles has won the last two meetings between these teams and both have been by more than four points. With these teams going two different directions, I'll take the Lakers tonight.

Pick: Lakers -3 (-110)