The Kings aren't playing their best basketball but it's enough to beat the Lakers.

LA Lakers vs Sacramento Kings NBA Odds Guide

Written by on March 14, 2016

When you look at the NBA calendar and see a match-up between a pair of teams that are not going to play in part in the postseason, you might have the tendency to skip it and move onto the next game up. In the case of the LA Lakers, though, that doesn’t seem to be happening, as basketball fans are taking every opportunity they can to watch Kobe Bryant in action before he finishes up what has been a truly magnificent career. We all watch and hope that he will deliver a few more magical moments before riding off into the sunset, and it’s that which makes Lakers games almost must see TV at this late stage of the season. Their next game up is a home tilt against the Kings, who just happen to be a team that the Lakers have struggled against of late. Can Kobe deliver the type of game that helps break the losing streak for the Lakers? If you think he can, why not get make some cash betting on Kobe and the Lakers in our Pro Basketball Betting page?

Sacramento Vs LA Lakers NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30 PM ESTWhere: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: TWC SNNBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Sacramento Kings

The Kings (25-40) are on an awful run of form at the moment, and are coming into this one on a 5-game losing skid. While that might be enough to have you putting your money on the Lakers, keep in mind that Sacramento have won the last 6 meetings with the Lakers, including victories in their last 2 visits to the Staples Center. It is one of the few places where Sacramento have been able to win away from home this season, as their 11-21 road record is among the worst in the NBA. The Kings have to feel confident heading into this one, though, and a win would be nice given how many road games they have ahead of them in the next couple of weeks. Sacramento are averaging 106.7 PPG, and are giving up 109.5 PPG.

Why bet on the LA Lakers

Watching Kobe Bryant’s farewell season play out really is the only good reason to watch the LA Lakers (14-53) this season. They have been as dire as their record suggests, and their 3-7 record in the last 10 games makes it clear that things aren’t getting any better in Los Angeles. There have been a couple of instances where the Lakers have played way above what we expect of them this season, with the most recent example being their 112-95 takedown of the Golden State Warriors. If they can get close to how well they played in that game, they may well have a shot here. The Lakers are averaging 97.9 PPG, and are giving up 106.8 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The problem with the Lakers is that their great performances are spread too few and far between. I don’t really see them getting up for a game against the Kings, which is why I like Sacramento to extend their win streak versus the Lakers to 7.Sacramento Kings 107 LA Lakers 102