Basketball betting on New Year’s Day favors the Los Angeles Lakers as they host the Sacramento Kings.
While the Lakers have owned this series against the Kings, winning eight of the last ten, they are just 6-4 against the NBA betting odds. Here is a look at what could be a high scoring basketball betting matchup on Friday between the Kings and Lakers.
Basketball betting had the Lakers winning at Sacramento last month by a score of 112-103 in double overtime. The teams met four times last season and the Lakers won three of the four. The one Sacramento win came at home. The Lakers won 122-104 and 112-103 in the home contests. Los Angeles has won three of the last four at home versus the Kings but they are just 1-3 against the NBA betting line. There is a big basketball betting trend in his game. The last six times these teams have met, the game has gone over the basketball betting total.
Sacramento is no longer a pushover in basketball betting. In fact, the Kings have winning record this year vs. the basketball betting line. They are 9-4-1 against the basketball betting odds away from home this season. Sacramento has the exciting young rookie Tyreke Evans and he has led an offense that ranks 5th in the league in points scored. The defense for the Kings is weak but overall Sacramento is a team worth considering on a nightly basis versus the NBA betting line.
The Lakers still have the best record in the league but they have slowed down recently with losses to Cleveland and Phoenix. The Lakers have been without Ron Artest in recent games and he won’t play in this basketball betting matchup on Friday. The Lakers are nothing special versus the NBA betting odds at home. They are led as usual by Kobe Bryant so there is no question the team can score. They are in the Top 10 in the league in offense and their defense has been solid as they also are in the Top 10 in fewest points allowed this basketball betting season. The problem for the Lakers in basketball betting is that too often they are overvalued and laying too many points. That could be the issue in this game as well against a Sacramento team that has proven they can cover the spread in basketball betting.