Online NBA Betting Sizes Up Kings vs. Lakers Matchup
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online NBA betting fans are ready to continue betting in the New Year and Tuesday’s lineup offers a myriad of wagering opportunities. To be clear, there will be a total of 4 different NBA matchups. But given the current drama and narrative coming out of Los Angeles, sportsbook players might want to catch this Western Conference pairing. Let’s take a look at what the 2 team teaser odds have to say about this evening’s Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Tuesday, January 9th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Lines:
Sacramento Kings +6 ½ (-110) 211 ½ (-110) +210
Los Angeles Lakers -6 ½ (-110) 211 ½ (-110) -250
The Kings ride into this evening’s contest flashing a 13-26 record that ranks them second to last in the Pacific Division. In fact, the Lakers are the only team worse than Sacramento in the division. Granted, seeing Sacramento deliver a pitiful season is nothing new. It’s been 12 years since online NBA betting fans witnessed a Kings’ winning season, and 2018 won’t be stopping that streak. Surprisingly, NBA sportsbooks are siding against Sacramento this evening. But that probably has something to do with the fact that the Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 games. However, when they faced the Lakers earlier this season, Sacramento delivered a 113-102 victory. With that in mind; which way should players bet this evening?
Considering that the Lakers just snapped a massive losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks, most players will be leaning towards Los Angeles side. That game was held two days ago and it was at home, so Los Angeles should be well-rested. Additionally, they’ll have the momentum. But Los Angeles isn’t a dominant enough team to garner that sort of favoritism. Instead, bettors should place some small action on the underdog and hope for a big return in this Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers spring into this West Coast matchup sporting a disappointing 12-27 record. Obviously the franchise is having a hard time cashing in the checks written by LaVar Ball during the offseason. For those won can’t recall; Ball had promised the Lakers would make the playoffs this season. But now, in the face of Los Angeles’ failures, Ball has taken to calling out Coach Luke Walton. Specifically, Ball claimed that Walton has lost control of the locker room and that his players don’t even want to play for him. Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ other rookie who currently leads the organization in points, did not mince words in his reply.
“I don’t think that’s the case,” Kuzma elaborated to the media. “That’s us. Can’t blame the coaching staff for everything. It’s mutual of course. Players mess up, coaches mess up. We as a team have to be more accountable.”
That’s some mighty leadership coming out of Kuzma. In the end, the rook silenced Ball by demonstrating that’s the players who are out on the court. And if they’re playing consistently bad, why is that the fault of Walton? Ultimately it would be better for both the Lakers and Lonzo for LaVar to just take a seat and fade away.