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Sacramento @ Los Angeles

Current Records: Sacramento 25-37; Los Angeles 36-26

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court. The Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers will face off in a Pacific Division battle at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Staples Center. Allowing an average of 119.29 points per game, Sacramento has been asleep on the defensive side of the ball and will need to wake up before the matchup.

There's no need to mince words: Sacramento lost to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 154-105. Sacramento was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 76-44. The losing side was boosted by shooting guard Buddy Hield, who had 18 points and seven assists in addition to five boards and three blocks.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles came up short against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, falling 116-107. A silver lining for Los Angeles was the play of power forward Anthony Davis, who had 26 points along with five rebounds.

These two teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses this week. We'll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Staples Center -- Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Lakers are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Lakers, as the game opened with the Lakers as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Sacramento have won 11 out of their last 21 games against Los Angeles.

  • Apr 02, 2021 - Los Angeles 115 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Mar 03, 2021 - Sacramento 123 vs. Los Angeles 120
  • Aug 13, 2020 - Sacramento 136 vs. Los Angeles 122
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Los Angeles 129 vs. Sacramento 113
  • Nov 15, 2019 - Los Angeles 99 vs. Sacramento 97
  • Mar 24, 2019 - Los Angeles 111 vs. Sacramento 106
  • Dec 30, 2018 - Los Angeles 121 vs. Sacramento 114
  • Dec 27, 2018 - Sacramento 117 vs. Los Angeles 116
  • Nov 10, 2018 - Los Angeles 101 vs. Sacramento 86
  • Apr 01, 2018 - Sacramento 84 vs. Los Angeles 83
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Los Angeles 113 vs. Sacramento 108
  • Jan 09, 2018 - Los Angeles 99 vs. Sacramento 86
  • Nov 22, 2017 - Sacramento 113 vs. Los Angeles 102
  • Apr 07, 2017 - Los Angeles 98 vs. Sacramento 94
  • Feb 14, 2017 - Sacramento 97 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Dec 12, 2016 - Sacramento 116 vs. Los Angeles 92
  • Nov 10, 2016 - Los Angeles 101 vs. Sacramento 91
  • Mar 15, 2016 - Sacramento 106 vs. Los Angeles 98
  • Jan 20, 2016 - Sacramento 112 vs. Los Angeles 93
  • Jan 07, 2016 - Sacramento 118 vs. Los Angeles 115
  • Oct 30, 2015 - Sacramento 132 vs. Los Angeles 114

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Alex Caruso: Out (Back)
  • Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Sacramento

  • Harrison Barnes: Out (Groin)
  • Robert Woodard II: Out (Back)
  • De'Aaron Fox: Out (Covid-19)