Kings vs. Warriors Pick
Will the Sacramento Kings put up any fight when they take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -17.5 points against the Kings. The over/under total for the game is listed at 213.5 points. Golden State has won two of the three meetings this season, but the Kings are actually 2-1 against the spread in those three games.
The Warriors are rolling once again, winning five straight while covering in their last four. Golden State is now 57-14 on the season and in the lead in the West standings by 2 games. They are now 32-37-2 against the spread after this recent cover streak. Golden State is averaging 116.1 points per game on offense while allowing 104.5 points per game on defense. At home, the Warriors are averaging 119.8 per game on offense and giving up just 103.2 on defense. With Kevin Durant out, the Warriors are led by Stephen Curry, who is averaging 24.9 points and 6.3 assists per game. Klay Thompson is adding 22.3 points per game as well.
The Kings have lost three straight games to drop to 27-44 on the season. They have not been technically eliminated from playoff contention, but it is going to happen soon. They are 7 games out of the eighth seed right now. Over these last three losses, Sacramento has fallen by at least 16 in all of them. The Kings are now 34-34-3 against the spread. They are averaging 102.9 points per game on offense while allowing 106.5 on defense. On the road, Sacramento averages 100.7 on offense while giving up 105.9 on defense. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 14.2 points per game right now while Tyreke Evans is adding 14 points per game as well.
The Kings have nothing to offer and they certainly can’t match what Golden State is bringing to the floor tonight. The Warriors just have too much shooting and are playing as well as they have since Durant went down with the injury. Golden State is at home and confident against a team that is mailing it in. Look for a lopsided win.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -17.5