Warriors vs. Kings Pick
Are the Golden State Warriors giving up too many points on the road to the Sacramento Kings when the two meet up tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Warriors are getting odds of -13.5 points against the Kings in Sacramento tonight. The over/under total for the game is listed at 223 points. Sacramento has won covered in four of the last five meetings with Golden State, including a 110-106 win at Golden State on Nov. 27. Tonight’s game takes place from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California and will air live on ESPN.
The Warriors are coming off a 129-99 loss at Utah earlier this week to snap a three-game win streak. Golden State is 40-11 overall, 21-5 on the road and 22-28-1 against the spread. The Warriors are averaging 115.6 points per game on offense while allowing 107.7 per contest. On the road, Golden State actually increases its average to 116.9 per game on offense. Stephen Curry is leading the Warriors with 27.7 points and 6.5 assists per game while Kevin Durant is adding 25.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.
The Kings are coming off a 114-103 win at New Orleans for their third win in four games. They are just wrapping up a six-game road trip where they went 3-3. Sacramento is 16-34 on the season, 7-14 at home and 21-26-3 against the spread. The Kings are scoring 98.2 points per game this year while allowing 106.5 per game. Zach Randolph is leading Sacramento with 14.5 points and 7 rebounds per game while Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
The Warriors are coming off an awful showing against the Jazz, but I think they will bounce back tonight. Golden State has too many scorers on offense for the Kings to deal with. Golden State has scored at least 108 points in eight of their last nine games. The Kings have been held under 100 in four of their last eight. I just don’t see Sacramento finding enough scoring to keep pace with an angry Golden State team. The public betting is strongly with the Warriors as well.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -13.5