On Thursday night, the Sacramento Kings travel to the Chase Center for a Western Conference road tilt with the Golden State Warriors. The Kings (19-34) are having an awful season, but we’re victorious in their last contest taking down the Nets 112-101. On the other hand, the Warriors (39-13) are headed in the opposite direction, leading the Conference with 39 wins. Golden State opens this game as a significant home favorite and looks all of the parts of a title contender.
Sacramento Kings Betting Preview: Kings Snap Losing Streak
The Kings hit the road and head over the bridge to San Francisco with the league’s fifth-worst record but snapped a seven-game losing streak with a win over the Brooklyn Nets. They won’t have time to nurse their wounds or rest and reflect because they have another brutal matchup with one of the league’s best.
The Kings haven’t put up much of a fight against their opponents as Sacramento has now failed to cover a +7 spread in five of their last eight games. Despite this, they could battle without De’Aaron Fox and score 112 points on Brooklyn. It was a complete group effort as seven different King’s players scored in double digits, with Tyrese Halliburton posting a double-double and Harrison Barnes leading the way with 19 points.
The Kings boast the NBA’s 13th-best offense, averaging 109.2 points per game, and its 29th-best defense, allowing 114.7 points per game to its opponents.
Golden State Warriors Betting Preview: Warriors Look to Push Winning Streak to Eight Games
After defeating the San Antonio Spurs 124-120, the Warriors are on a seven-game winning streak heading into their game against Sacramento. The Warriors were without their stars on the court in San Antonio, but it didn’t matter as Jordan Poole led the way with 31 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Additionally, in the win, 2021 first-round draft picks Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminaga combined for 39 points.
The Warriors have looked like legitimate NBA title contenders all year, and now Steve Kerr is getting the younger players involved, earning valuable experience down the road for his squad. Curry is the clear leader of the team and MVP candidate who is averaging 26 points, 6.3 assists, 5.5 rebounds.
Golden State’s defense is one of the best in the league as they surrender just 22.1 assists and 42.5 total rebounds per game, which ranks second and third in the NBA, respectively. With 102.5 points allowed per game, the Warriors are the second-best defensive team in the NBA. They force 15.2 turnovers a game and allow opponents to shoot 42.7 percent from the field (1st in the NBA).
Betting Odds and Lines
MyBookie has the Golden State Warriors listed as the -13.5 point home favorite, while the total number of points is at 221.5 in the latest odds. The Warriors have won their last seven games SU, while Sacramento has gone 3-5 ATS in their last eight games.
Free Betting Pick
The Warriors put in a tremendous effort against the San Antonio Spurs in their most recent triumph, despite missing their main core of Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Clay Thompson, and Draymond Green. That being said, Golden State is clicking on all cylinders, and they will play at home, where they are a league-best 24-4.
Sacramento has dropped 12 games in a row on the road, and the last time they won on the road was on December 01 at Los Angeles against the Clippers. The Kings’ season has been a disaster, and they will once again be without their starting point guard in Fox. The Warriors should get their stars back, and we already know what the bench can do after they took down the Spurs. This one shouldn’t be close.