Basketball Betting – Lowly Lakers are Slight Favorites Against Lowly Kings

The Los Angeles Lakers are a little healthier than the last time we spoke about them, but that doesn’t mean they have been meeting with much more success. On Friday night they will face another side that is short-handed as they play host to the Sacramento Kings in basketball betting action that is slated to get underway at 10:35 PM ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Lakers have lost 14 of their last 17 games, although they were able to come up with a home win a week ago against Boston, which broke an eight-game losing streak at Staples. They are 19-39 straight-up in this injury-ravaged season, and it is indeed embarrassing that they currently have the worst record din the Western Conference. Recently they “overtook” Sacramento for that dishonor. The Kings are 20-37 straight-up and 26-30-1 against the basketball pointspread. For all of their problems, the Lakers are still over the .500 mark when it comes to beating the number (30-26-2), which is an indication of how little respect they have gotten from NBA oddsmakers as they have trotted out a skeleton crew on many nights.

In the basketball betting odds that have been posted at Get That Bet on this game, the Lakers are laying a couple of points at home:

Basketball Betting Odds Courtesy Of Get That Bet

Los Angeles Lakers -2
Sacramento Kings +2

Over 216 points -110

Under 216 points -110

DeMarcus Cousins will miss this game for the Kings due to a one-game suspension he received for throwing a punch at Patrick Beverley, the little guard from Houston, in the Rockets’ 129-103 victory on Tuesday night, which was their sixth defeat against the NBA odds in the last eight games. So the team will be thinner on the inside than usual. The guard corps has recently taken a hit, as Jimmer Fredette was bought out by the team, and Jason Terry is sitting out the rest of the season as he rehabilitates his knee.

This looks like a job for Rudy Gay.

Gay already seeks to make himself as much a part of the stat sheet as possible, and after going through a five-game period where he shot just 34.5% from the floor, he has come roaring back with 22-for-39 and 57 points over his last two games. He will take it upon himself to be the “go-to” guy here, as if Get That Bet customers didn’t know that already.

The Lakers are still missing people like Nick Young, Steve Nash, Xavier Henry and Kobe Bryant from the rotation, although Pau Gasol, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar are back in action. Chris Kaman may or may not make it to post with a back injury. The team has been getting some returns from the deal that brought MarShon Brooks and Kent Baysmore over from Golden State. Still, they are losing, while Sacramento has at least won three of its last five games.

The Lakers have won both meetings this season, covering both against the basketball betting odds. Sacramento has held the rebounding advantage overall (114-98), but maybe that changes with Cousins out of the lineup.

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