Warriors vs. Kings Pick
Are the Golden State Warriors going to snap a three-game losing skid tonight when they play at the Sacramento Kings? Tip-off is at 10PM ET.
809 Golden State Warriors at 810 Sacramento Kings, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Warriors are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 210.5.
Golden State opened as the 8.5-point favorite it is now, but the total has gone down a point from 211.5. The spread has settled at -8.5 at all sportsbooks, while the total can be found at either 210.5 or 211.
As of Saturday afternoon,69 percent of public bets are coming in on the visiting Warriors. Online wager info also shows that 60 percent of bets are being placed on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson (thumb) is probable to play tonight. Small forward Chris Boucher (ankle) is questionable. Small forward Andre Iguodala (knee) is out tonight, while small forward Omri Casspi (ankle) is out indefinitely. Point guard Steph Curry (ankle) is out until late April. For Sacramento, power forward Zach Randolph (illness) and small forward Garrett Temple (ankle) are both questionable. Shooting guard Iman Shumpert (foot) is out indefinitely. Power forward Harry Giles (knees) is out indefinitely.
Both teams have lost their last three games, with all the games coming at home. In the Warriors' 116-107 loss to the Bucks last game, power forward Kevin Durant was ejected in his first game back from a rib injury as he picked up a pair of technical fouls in the second quarter. With Durant plus power forward Draymond Green and the returning Thompson all back in the fold tonight, Golden State should be able to do a better job of minimizing the absence of Curry against the lowly Kings. I know I thought the Warriors would get a win against Milwaukee and it didn't happen, but Thompson will spread the floor out even more and this team is too talented to struggle for too long. Go with Golden State here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -8.5