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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
The Los Angeles Lakers (8-28) will be hosted by the Sacramento Kings (14-21) at the Sleep Train Arena on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Lakers come into this game in their best stretch of the season, despite getting blown out in their most recent game. They had won three-straight before losing by 21 points to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. They had to play that game without Kobe Bryant and D’Angelo Russell, so the loss was almost expected as 15-point underdogs. Both ends of the floor have been an issue this season though and while most people would say their defense has been the problem, it’s more of an offensive issue. They now rank 28th in scoring and are one of the least efficient offenses in the NBA. Their defense isn’t much better though, as they rank 27th in points allowed. The owner was quoted saying that this season is about Kobe and that seems evident considering they are one of the worst teams in the NBA.
The Kings are finally playing some good basketball right now and they should have had a win in their most recent game. They held a seven-point lead with just over a minute left against the Dallas Mavericks and choked it away in double-overtime. DeMarcus Cousins has been on a absolute tear this week though, as he has 68 points and 36 rebounds in just two games played. Rajon Rondo missed the last game with a back issue, but is expected to return here in a fantastic matchup. The offense has been on point lately for Sacramento and they should have no problem going off again here against a terrible Lakers defense. In fact, look for the Kings to come into this matchup as a projected double-digit favorite for one of the first times this season.