Warriors vs. Kings Pick
Will the Golden State Warriors bounce back tonight when they take on the Sacramento Kings at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 223 points. Golden State has won 10 straight in this series while going 9-1 against the spread in those 10 games.
Golden State is coming off a 128-119 loss at home to the Grizzlies in which the Warriors blew a 24-point lead. The Warriors are now 31-6 on the season while going 15-21-1 against the spread. Golden State is putting up 117.5 points per game on offense while allowing 105.7 points per game on defense. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are combining for over 70 points per game while Draymond Green is averaging 10.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per contest.
The Kings have lost two straight and four of their last five games to fall to 15-21 overall and 18-17-1 against the spread. Sacramento is averaging just 102.2 points per game this season while giving up 104.6 points per contest on defense. They have been held under 105 points in four of their last five and have allowed over 100 in seven straight. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 28.5 points and 10 rebounds per game to lead the team while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
The Warriors were embarrassed in the loss to Memphis and that game could spark something new in Golden State. While the Warriors aren’t winning, they haven’t been covering too often. I think that may change tonight. Golden State should roll right past this poor defensive team in Sacramento.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -11