Lakers vs. Kings odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 2 predictions from proven computer model

Get ready for a Pacific Division battle as the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers face off at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento is 22-26 overall and 12-12 at home, while Los Angeles is 30-18 overall and 14-7 on the road. This is the second of three matchups between these divisional foes and the Kings won the first meeting 123-120 in March.

Sacramento is favored by 4.5-points in the latest Kings vs. Lakers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221.5. Before entering any Lakers vs. Kings picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned more than $8,800 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up more than $800 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 15 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 93-59 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kings vs. Lakers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Kings vs. Lakers:

  • Kings vs. Lakers spread: Kings -4.5
  • Kings vs. Lakers over-under: 221.5 points
  • Kings vs. Lakers money line: Kings -185, Lakers +165

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What you need to know about the Kings

On Wednesday, the Kings lost to the San Antonio Spurs on the road by a decisive 120-106 margin. That ended a five-game winning streak for the Kings, which was their longest of the season. De’Aaron Fox led the way for Sacramento with 20 points, while Richaun Holmes had 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The Kings rank sixth in the NBA in scoring but allow the second-most points in the league. Fox leads the team in both points (24.7 per game) and assists (7.2 per game), while five other Kings average at least 13.3 points per game. One of those five, Marvin Bagley III (hand), is out Friday while backup center, Hassan Whiteside (knee), is questionable.

What you need to know about the Lakers

Meanwhile, the matchup between Los Angeles and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday was not particularly close, with the Lakers falling 112-97. The top scorers for the Lakers were center Montrezl Harrell (19 points) and point guard Dennis Schroder (17 points).

The Lakers have lost five of their last seven games as they’ve struggled with injuries to their best players. LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (Achilles) and Andre Drummond (toe) are all out, leaving Schroder (15.4 points per game) as the team’s top healthy scorer. The team has averaged 99.0 points per game over its last seven games in which James has been hurt compared to 112.4 points per game when he was healthy.

How to make Lakers vs. Kings picks

The model has simulated Kings vs. Lakers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs. Kings? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is on a roll on NBA picks.

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