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Lakers vs. Kings line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Wednesday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings
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The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Sacramento Kings in a division face-off at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Los Angeles is favored by four points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 231 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Lakers vs. Kings picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection 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 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Lakers very strong in several offensive areas. Los Angeles is in the top eight of the NBA in two-point shooting (53.7 percent) and field goal percentage (46.7 percent). The Lakers are also in the top 10 in assists, averaging 24.6 per game, and Los Angeles produces 15.1 fast break points and 48.2 points in the paint per game. Los Angeles should also benefit from a Kings defense that is allowing 1.13 points per possession this season. Sacramento is dead-last in the NBA in defensive rebounding, opening an avenue for second-chance points. 

The model also knows the Kings are prolific at the free throw line. Sacramento is averaging 22.2 attempts per game at the charity stripe, a top-three figure in the NBA. The Kings are also in the top ten of the NBA in points in the paint (48.2 per game) and offensive rebound rate (27.8 percent), with an above-average mark in second-chance points (14.1 per game). Sacramento ranks in the top ten in a few defensive categories as well, including 11.5 three-pointers allowed per game and a strong mark in free throw prevention.

Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. Kings. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Lakers vs. Kings? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Lakers vs. Kings spread you should be all over Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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