The 3rd seed, Sacramento Kings (48-34, 25-16 Away) will face off against the 6th Seed Golden State Warriors (44-38, 33-8 Home) tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs First Round. The Sacramento Kings lead the Series 2-1 and will have a tough matchup on the road. These two teams will play today at 3:30 PM EDT, at the Chase Center, located in San Francisco, California. The matchup will air on ABC. If you are looking for the best betting odds and stats, here is information to know:
Betting Odds, Money Line, Spread, Over/Under.
*All lines are taken from Draft Kings*
Kings: +7.5 (-110)
The Sacramento Kings lead the Series 2-1 against the Golden State Warriors.
Game 1: Kings Defeated the Warriors 126-123
Betting Odds: Sacramento (-1.5), Over/Under 237.5.
Betting Results: Sacramento Money Line, Sacramento +1.5, OVER.
This is the first time the Sacramento Kings are in in the playoffs for the first since in 16 years. According to ESPN, “the arena was deafening starting in pregame warmups with some fans even bringing back the cow bells that were so common during their playoff runs two decades ago.”
Most of the King’s starters struggled in this game. However, De’Aaron Fox did not disappoint in his playoff debut, and erupted for 38 Points, attempted 27 shots, and had 3 steals. As a team, the Kings outrebounded the Warriors 50-41, and were more efficient at the Free-Throw Line, and the Three-Point. In addition, Sabonis and the Kings outscored the Warriors in the paint, 60-44, and led in fast break points.
Although Sacramento trailed in the first half, they outscored the Warriors in the 2nd half. Sabonis may have struggled offensively, however, he grabbed 16 boards. Malik Monk made up for their struggles with 32 Points off the bench. For the Warriors, Andrew Wiggins was rusty upon his return, and Jordan Poole was limited in minutes.
Game 2: Kings Defeated the Warriors 114-106.
Betting Odds: Golden State (-2.5), Over/Under 238.5.
Betting Results: Sacramento Money Line, Sacramento +2.5, UNDER.
Game 2 was an eventful one, again the Sacramento Kings hosting the Golden State Warriors at home. Known for his fights on and off the court, Draymond Green was hit with a flagrant foul and ejected from the game, after stomping on Domantas Sabonis chest. Although Green isn’t a high scorer, he is a player who can facilitate plays and makes a difference on the defensive end.
Although Golden State took an early lead in the 1st Quarter, the Kings outscored them in the 2nd, 41-29, and 25-23 in the 3rd Quarter. Even though Sacramento only shot 23 Percent from the Three, they shot 45 Percent from the Field, and dominated in the paint. The Sacramento Kings knew they had the opportunity to win this game without Draymond Green, and pulled away around the 2-minute mark, thanks to De’Aaron Fox go ahead three.
Game 3: Warriors Defeated the Kings 114-106.
Betting Odds: Golden State (-6), Over/Under 241.
Betting Results: Sacramento Money Line, Sacramento -6, UNDER.
No Draymond Green, No problem. After Green got ejected in Game 2, he was suspended for Game 3 against the Kings. Steph Curry knew this team needed to take advantage at home, being down 2-0. He did not disappoint, and led the Warriors with 36 Points, 1 Block, 2 Steals, and attempted 25 shots. Although Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole struggled, Andrew Wiggins stepped up in a huge way for the Warriors. The Warriors and Kings are not normally known for their defense, however, the Warriors had 5 Blocks as a team, and 12 Steals.
Both teams struggled from the three, which has been the case this series. The Kings shot well under 30 percent from downtown, and the Warriors barely shot 30 percent. Overall, the Warriors outrebounded the Kings, 59-53, shot better from the line, and dominated in the Paint.
Game 1: Kings 125 -Warriors 130 (Warriors Home).
Betting Odds: Warriors (-10) Over/Under 232.5.
Betting Results: Warriors Money Line, Kings +10, OVER.
Game 2: Warriors 106 – Kings 114 (Kings Home).
Betting Odds: Warriors (-8), Over/Under 235.5.
Betting Results: Kings Money Line, Kings +8, UNDER.
Game 3: Kings 97 – Warriors 114 (Los Angeles Home).
Betting Odds: Warriors (-6) Over/Under 241.
Betting Results: Warriors Money Line, Warriors -6, UNDER.
PG Matthew Dellavedova (OUT): Finger.
Golden State Warriors
SG Gary Payton III (Probable): Illness.
SG Jordan Poole (Probable): Sprained Left Ankle.
F Andre Iguodala (OUT): Wrist.
G Ryan Rollins (OUT).
Fox is one of the main reasons why this Kings team is so efficient, especially on the offensive side. Only 25 years old, Fox is averaging 29.3 Points, 3 Steals, 7.7 Assists, and 5 Rebounds in 3 Playoffs games against the Warriors. In addition, he’s averaging 68.5 Percent from the line, 44.4 Percent from the Field, and 33 Percent from the Three. He single-handedly carried this team to a win in Game 2 and averaged over 25 Points in all 3 regular Season games against the Warriors.
Fox has been nearly as efficient on the Road this season. He averaged 25 Points, 1.3 Steals, 6.2 Assists, and shot 49.8 Percent from the field in road games this season. Given the Warriors are at home, and are down in the series, look for Fox to continue his amazing gameplay. I fully expect him to lead the way for the Kings again this game.
Domantas Sabonis has been an extremely important player when it comes down to rebounds and points down below. Standing at 7 Feet tall, he has what it takes to take over games, especially when the Warriors play small.
Sabonis is averaging 17 Points, 1.7 Steals, 3.3 Assists, and 13.7 Rebounds in the Playoffs this year. He’s shooting 46.5 Percent from the field, and 61 percent from the Line. Although Sabonis hasn’t made nearly as many three-pointers, he shot 40 percent from downtown in 3 regular season games against the Warriors.
On the road, Domantas Sabonis averaged 19 Points, 6.5 Assists, and 12.6 Rebounds. In addition, he averaged over 60 percent from the field in road games. Sabonis will get another matchup against Looney, and Draymond Green, who is back in the lineup. Although Sabonis struggled offensively in the last game, he did grab 16 boards. If fully healthy from that sternum injury, I expect Sabonis to be a force on the glass.
Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry has been a constant force, even in two playoff losses against the Kings. In 3 Playoff games, Curry is doing what he does best, and that’s leading this team. Curry is averaging 31.3 Points, 3.8 Assists, and 5 Rebounds. He is a pure shooter who is averaging 48.5 Percent from the Field, 38.5 Percent from the Three, and nearly 94 Percent from the Line.
Curry shoots even better in Home Games this season. He averaged 24.6 Points, 1.6 Steals, and shot nearly 43 percent from downtown. In 4 regular season games against the Kings, Steph Curry averaged over 30 Points, and shot 50 percent from the Three.
The Kings and the Warriors are not known for their defense. I fully expect Curry, along with Fox to facilitate the ball, and shoot high volume shots. With Green back, Curry will be able to get the shot off and on the ball.
Andrew Wiggins has been outstanding in his 4 regular season games against the Kings. Wiggins averaged 25 Points, 2.3 Steals, and 6.3 Rebounds. He also averaged an incredible 55 percent from the Field, and 39 Percent from the Three. In 3 Post Season games, Wiggins is averaging 19.1 Points, 1.7 Blocks, 5 Rebounds, and is shooting 47 percent from the Field. Wiggins shoots efficiently at Home Games, 41 Percent from downtown, and 55.6 percent from the Field. It’s important to note, Wiggins is struggling from the three, and if he makes his shots, that can be the difference maker for the Warriors.
•Sacramento averages 112.3 Points Per Game.
•Golden State averages 114.3 Points Per Game.
•Sacramento ranks 11th in Points Allowed with 114.3 Opponent Points Per Game.
•Golden State ranks 10th in Points Allowed with 112.3 Opponent Points Per Game.
•Sacramento ranks 2nd in Rebounds Per Game with 48.0.
•Golden State ranks 4th in Rebounds Per Game with 47.
•Sacramento ranks 9th in Point Differential at -2.0.
•Golden State ranks 8th in Point Differential at +2.0.
•Sacramento ranks 13th in Blocked Shots with 3.7 per game.
•Golden State ranks 6th in Blocked Shots with 4.7 per game.
•Sacramento averages 27.4 percent from the 3-point range, while Golden State averages 32.1 percent from the 3-point range.
Key Stats-Regular Season
•Sacramento averaged 120.7 Points Per Game.
•Golden State averaged 118.9 Points Per Game.
•Sacramento ranked 25th in Points Allowed with 118.1 Opponent Points Per Game.
•Golden State ranked 21st in Points Allowed with 117.1 Opponent Points Per Game.
•Sacramento ranked 21st in Rebounds Per Game with 44.4.
•Golden State ranked 20th in Rebounds Per Game with 42.5
•Sacramento ranked 8th in Point Differential at + 2.6.
•Golden State ranked 11th in Point Differential at +1.8.
•Sacramento ranked 29th in Blocked Shots with 3.4 per game.
•Golden State ranked 25th in Blocked Shots with 4.0 per game.
•Sacramento averages 36.9 percent from the 3-point, while Golden State averages 38.5 percent from the 3-point,
LAST 10 GAMES + GAME PREDICTION
SPREAD: Sacramento +7.5
-Sacramento covered the spread in 6 of their last 10 games.
-Golden State covered the spread in 5 of their last 10 games.
-Sacramento has a 47-37-1 record ATS this season.
-Golden State has a 40-44-1 record ATS this season.
-Golden State is 28-13-1 in HOME games ATS this season.
-Sacramento is 27-15-0 in AWAY games ATS this season.
MONEY LINE: Golden State Money Line
–Sacramento won the Money Line 5 out of their last 10 games.
–Golden State won the Money Line 6 of their last 10 games.
–Sacramento Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +2.01
–Golden State Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +1.95
–Sacramento Overall O/U Record: 41-43-1
–Golden State Overall O/U Record: 45-37-3
–Sacramento hit the UNDER 7 times in their last 10 games
–Golden State hit the UNDER 6 times in their last 10 games
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