The Los Angeles Lakers have one more game left to play before things become serious for them in the playoffs. And that game is against the lowly Sacramento Kings, who want nothing but a win before they leave Disney World. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Sacramento Kings vs LA Lakers NBA Regular Season Game on August 13, 2020
Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando
When: Thursday, August 13, 2020, TBD ET
TV Broadcast: TBD
Betting on the Sacramento Kings (odds)
Regular Season Record: 30-41
As mentioned, the Kings, who beat the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, 112-106, are going nowhere but out of Disney World. Out of playoff contention and facing many questions, the best the Kings can do right now is beat the Lakers, at least for some measure of consolation. The Kings have lost both the two games they have had against the Lakers, so far this season, though, they managed to cover the spread as 10.5-point road underdogs in their 99-97 loss to LeBron James and company last November. De’Aaron Fox missed that game, though, due to a foot injury.
Fox played in the rematch and scored 24 points, albeit in a 129-113 home loss last February. Nevertheless, Fox has been playing well in Orlando, and he could dominate against the Lakers, who’s been having lots of trouble defending against opposing backcourts. If the Kings opt to rest Fox, that means more exposure for the pair of Cory Joseph and Yogi Ferrell, who had 14 points off the bench in the November loss to the Lakers.
Betting on the LA Lakers (odds)
Regular Season Record: 52-18
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Kyle Kuzma, at least for a day, silenced his naysayers, as he hit a game-winning 3-pointer to deliver the Lakers a 124-121 win against the Denver Nuggets Monday night. But that was just the cherry on the top of Kuzma’s big day, as he finished with 25 points, six boards, and three assists in 33 minutes, excellently playing the role of the third gear for the Lakers, who got 29 and 27 points from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, respectively.
For most of their tenure so far down in Orlando, the Lakers have shown over-dependence on Davis and James, so this step-up game from Kuzma is a welcome sight. With newfound confidence, Kuzma will try to follow up on his performance in the Denver game with another solid one against the going-nowhere Kings. There’s a chance that both James and Davis will sit this game out to rest or at least get limited minutes, so Kuzma, Dion Waiters, and Danny Green could be left with a bigger load to carry than usual.
The Lakers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against Sacramento.
The Lakers win, 126-115.
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