Lakers vs. Kings prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 4 best bets from model on 50-27 run – CBS Sports

The Sacramento Kings (16-22) travel to Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Lakers (19-19) on Tuesday evening. The Lakers are looking to get above .500 and win their third straight game. Los Angeles beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 on Sunday. Sacramento pulled out a close 115-113 home victory over the Miami Heat in its last outing on Sunday . 

Tipoff is set 10:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Los Angeles as the 6.5-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Kings odds. The over-under for total points is up to 231 after opening at 228.5. Before locking in any Kings vs. Lakers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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

  • Lakers vs. Kings spread: Los Angeles -6.5
  • Lakers vs. Kings over-under: 231 points
  • Lakers vs. Kings money line: Los Angeles -270, Sacramento +220
  • LAL: Under is 6-0 in Lakers last six games following a straight-up win
  • SAC: Kings are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles

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Why the Lakers can cover

Los Angeles is without Anthony Davis (knee), but the Lakers still have some players who can support LeBron James. Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is an all-around threat. Westbrook is averaging 19.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. The nine-time All-Star recorded four straight triple-doubles to end the month of December. In a win over the Houston Rockets, Westbrook had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Guard Malik Monk has been playing some good basketball as of late. Monk is averaging 11.3 points and shoots 37 percent from 3-point range. The Kentucky product has scored at least 20 points three times over the last five games. In the win over Minnesota, Monk finished with 22 points and shot 4-of-9 from 3-point range. 

Why the Kings can cover

Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox is logging a team-best 20.3 points per game with 5.1 assists. The Kentucky product can score in a multitude of ways. He is a smooth three-level scorer who can attack the basketball at will and knock down a 20-foot jumper. Fox recorded 24 points, six rebounds and six assists in the win over the Miami Heat.

Sacramento guard Buddy Hield is third on the team with 15.5 points per game. Hield is one of the best 3-point shooters on the squad. He is shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc. The Oklahoma product has knocked down at least five 3-pointers in 11 games thus far. Hield also played well in the victory over the Miami Heat. He logged 26 points, six rebounds, and shot 7-of-14 from three. 

How to make Kings vs. Lakers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 222 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s NBA picks 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 see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.