Sports Out West

Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings: AccuScore game preview

AccuScore has the Sacramento Kings as solid 68.4 percent favorites to win as they get set to host the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night in Sacramento. The average score after 10,000 simulations is 107-102, with the Kings having a 54.7 percent chance of covering the -4 spread.  Given that both the Kings and Lakers are in the bottom third of the league in opponent points per game, it’s understandable why there’s a 61 percent chance the total score goes over 202. 

Projected Leaders

Pau Gasol: 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks

Nick Young: 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Steve Blake: 12 points, 8 assists, 1 steal

DeMarcus Cousins: 21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Isaiah Thomas: 15 points, 5 assists, 1 steal

Ben McLemore: 11 points, 4 rebounds

What to Watch For

The Lakers are averaging three fewer assists per game on the road this season than at home (25 vs 22). They are projected to get just 21 Friday night at Sacramento. 

Prediction

AccuScore data suggests a Sacramento victory and fairly easy one at that. I, on the other hand, expect the long rest to benefit the Lakers’ running game – Lakers by 4, 103-99. 

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images via NBC Sports

All projection data provided by AccuScore. 

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Rohit Ghosh

LA Clippers beat writer
Rohit is an L.A.-based sports journalist who contributes to SB Nation's Silver Screen and Roll, AccuScore, and the Taxi Squad Show based out of Utah. He also runs his own sports blog, Metta Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter @RohitGhosh where he discusses AccuScore projection data, a variety of sports-related topics, and even some Jazz music.