Kings vs. Warriors Prediction
Will Monday night's matchup between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors fall under the combined score when the two teams meet at 10:30 p.m. ET in Oakland?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Golden State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 13.5-point home favorites to beat the visiting Kings, who opened as 14.5-point road underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 210 and is not sitting at 207.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of this writing, X% of the betting tickets are on the Warriors to cover the spread as a home favorite.
Injury Report: The Kings enter play relatively healthy tonight. Harry Giles is out with a knee injury but no other player is listed on their injury report. As for the Warriors, it's a different story. Stephen Curry is questionable with a hand injury and both Draymond Green (foot) and Kevin Durant (ankle) are also questionable. Andre Iguodala is doubtful with a knee injury.
OUR PREDICTION: Considering most of the Warriors' offensive firepower is questionable tonight with random injuries, the under should be a safe play for bettors. The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the Kings' last four games versus an opponent with a winning record. The under is also 17-5 in the Kings' last 22 games coming off an ATS win and is 35-17 in their last 52 conference games.
On the other side, the under is 14-3 in the Warriors' last 17 games when playing a team with a winning percentage below .400. It is also 4-1 in their last five conference games, has cashed in five of their last seven games overall, and is 11-5 in their last 16 home games when playing a team with a losing road record.
NBA MONDAY PREDICTION: KINGS/WARRIORS UNDER 207.5