The 6th seed, Golden State Warriors (42-38, 9-30 Away) are coming off a 136-125 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With two games to go in the regular season, the Warriors are tied with the Clippers record wise. If Golden State loses tonight, there is a large possibility they could fall into the play-in-tournament, which are seeds 7-10. The 3rd seed, Sacramento Kings (48-32, 23,17 Home) clenched the Pacific Division, and secured the 3rd spot in the Western Conference. The Kings are coming off a 123-119 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
These two teams will play Tonight at 10 PM EDT, located at Golden 1 Center, in Sacramento, California. The matchup will air on NBC Sports-Bay Area, FuboTV, and NBA League Pass. If you are looking for the best betting odds, here is information to know:
Betting Odds, Money Line, Spread, Under/Over
Warriors: -9.5 (-110)
Kings: +9.5 (-110)
Warriors are 2-1 vs. Kings this season
Game 1: Warriors win 130-125 (Warriors Home)
The Warriors were favored -10, and the over/under was 232.5. Golden State covered the Money Line, Sacramento covered the spread, and the OVER hit at 255.
The Kings outrebounded the Warriors 51-37 and dominated in the paint, 64-48. Sacramento had a game high 16 turnovers and were held to 25.6 percent on three-point shooting. The Warriors shot an impressive 42.4 percent from the three-point range and 51.7 percent from the field. In addition, The Kings had a game high 29 fouls, and 10 steals. The Warriors did not have Klay Thompson for this game, however, Steph Curry scored 33 points on 7-12 three-point shooting. Both Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole added 24 points apiece as well. For the Kings, Domantas Sabonis had another double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox has a monstrous night scoring 26 points, on 11-12 field goal shooting, and 10 Assists. The Kings also added 67 points off the bench.
Game 2: Warriors win 116-113(Warriors Home)
The Splash Brothers were reunited again. Golden State was favored by -8 going into this game, and the Over/Under was 235.5. Golden State won the Money Line, Sacramento covered the spread, and the UNDER hit at 229.
The Warriors had plenty of offense from their starting five. Although Golden States bench only scored 15 points, Steph Curry erupted for 47 points, 8 rebounds and assists. Curry shot 17-24 from the field, and 7-12 from beyond the arc. Andrew Wiggins had another monster game with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and shot 50 percent from the three. Although Klay Thompson struggled from the three-point, he added 16 points. For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox led the way with 28 points, 5 assists, and got to the free-throw line 12 times. Sacramento bench added 49 points, which is incredible. Steph Curry was brilliant and secured the win with two throws at the end.
Game 2: Kings win 122-115 (Kings Home)
After winning the first two games of the regular season, Golden State was favored -4.5 before the game. The Over/Under was 237. Sacramento won the Money Line, covered the spread, and the PUSH was 137 points.
Thanks to Domantas Sabonis, the Kings outrebounded the Warriors 45-43. Golden State had a game high 18 turnovers, and Sacramento shot 43 percent from the three-point range. In addition, Sacramento shot better from the field, had 26 points off turnovers, and gathered more points in the paint. Although Golden State led by 15, the Kings had a huge second quarter, outscoring the Warriors 38-23. Sacramento’s starting five contributed the bulk of the offense. Sabonis scored 26 points on 10-17 field goal shooting. In addition, he grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished out 8 assists. Keegan Murray, De’Aaron Fox, and Kevin Huerter all had points in double-digits. It’s important to note, De’Aaron Fox and Keegan Murray had 3 steals a piece.
Golden State Warriors last 10 Games + Stats
The Warriors are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and have wins against Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City. They had losses to Memphis, Denver, Minnesota, and Atlanta. This Warriors team had a tumultuous season and were under .500 by Christmas Day. Injuries hit not only Steph Curry, but Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.
Over their last 10 games, Golden State is averaging 119.8 points per game, shooting 35.8 percent from the three-point, and 47.7 percent from the field. Although the Warriors are fighting for the 5th seed in the Western Conference, they have an away record of 9-30. Although the Warriors rank 2nd in the league in points-per game (118.5), and 1st in Assists (29.5), they struggle defensively. Golden State ranks 23rd in opponent points per game (117.6) and ranks 9th in Rebounds Per Game (44.4).
Sacramento Kings last 10 Games + Stats
The Kings are an incredibly fun team to watch this season. Sacramento is 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off a loss against the Dallas Mavericks. Sacramento has wins over New Orleans, Portland twice, and Utah. They have 5 losses to Utah, Boston, Minnesota, San Antonio, and Dallas. Sacramento has surprised many this season and are one of the top teams in the Western Conference. After starting 0-4, the Kings were 17-14 by Christmas Day. They finished the season strong, winning 16 of their last 23 games.
Although the Kings are 5-5 their last 10 games, The Kings rank 1st in the league in points scored (121.3) and 3rd in Assists (27.4). Much like the Warriors, this team struggles defensively. Sacramento ranks 26th in Opponent Points Per Game (118.2), and 20th in Rebounding (42.6).
Golden State Warriors
SF Andrew Wiggins (OUT)
F Andre Iguodala (OUT-Wrist Surgery)
G Ryan Rollins (OUT)
PF Domantas Sabonis (Questionable- ankle)
SG Kevin Huerter (Questionable- ankle soreness)
SF Keegan Murray (Questionable-foot soreness)
PG De’Aaron Fox (Questionable- ankle soreness)
SG Malik Monk (Questionable- leg)
PF Trey Lyles (Questionable- shoulder)
PG Davion Mitchell (Questionable- Knee)
PG Matthew Dellavedova (OUT)
Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry is without a doubt the leader of this Warriors team. Curry is an incredible shooter and athlete, who can shoot on and off the ball. He creates plays when needed and is the definition of a leader. In three games against the Kings this season, Curry is averaging 35.7 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, and is shooting 51.5 percent from the three-point range, and 58.7 percent from the three.
Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson
With Andrew Wiggins out, I expect Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson to step up tonight. In Poole’s three games against Sacrament, he’s averaging only 14.7 points, 2.7 assists, on 43.8 percent field goal shooting, and 42.9 three-point shooting. Klay Thompson struggled from downtown in his three games against the Kings. Although he’s averaging 13.7 points, Klay is averaging only 33.3 percent from the three-point range, and 34.1 percent from the field. Klay Thompson is a pure shooter, expect him to step up.
Sacramento Kings Bench
The Kings COULD be without their stars tonight, PF Domantas Sabonis (Questionable- ankle), SG Kevin Huerter (Questionable- ankle soreness), SF Keegan Murray (Questionable-foot soreness), and PG De’Aaron Fox (Questionable- ankle soreness). With two games to go in the regular Season, the Kings are locked in for the playoffs. With Malik Monk out, the Kings will get to play their bench players. Forward Trey Lyles has only played 4.3 minutes against Golden State this season.
Small Forward Kessler Edwards has not played any minutes against the Warriors this season, along with Alex Len. Forward Harrison Barnes will get a shot to play the game of his life against his former team. Davion Mitchell averages 7 points per game against Golden State this season. His best game this season came against the Hornets. Mitchell added 23 points, 4 rebounds, and shot 83.3 percent from the three-point range. If Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox play tonight, look for them to keep up their stellar numbers against the Warriors.
• Golden State averages 118.5 points per game during the regular season.
• Sacramento averages 121.3 points per game during the regular season.
• Golden State ranks 23rd in points allowed with 117.6 opponents points per game.
• Sacramento ranks 26th in points allowed with 118.2 opponents points per game.
• Golden State ranks 9th in rebounds per game with 44.4.
• Sacramento ranks 20th in rebounds per game with 42.6.
• Golden State ranks 15th in point differential at +0.8
• Sacramento ranks 7th in point differential at +3.1
• Golden State ranks 26th in blocked shots with 3.9 per game.
• Sacramento ranks 29th in blocked shots with 3.3 per game.
• Golden State averages 38.2 % from the 3-point, while Sacramento averages 37.1 % beyond the arc.
LAST 10 GAMES + GAME PREDICTION
SPREAD: Golden State
–Golden State covered the spread in 4 of their last 10 games.
–Sacramento covered the spread in 5 of their last 10 games.
–Golden State has a 37-42-1 record ATS this season.
–Sacramento has a 45-34-1 record ATS this season.
If Sacramento has most of their starters out, I expect Golden State to cover here. However, if Sabonis and Fox suit up, I expect the Kings to cover.
MONEY LINE: Golden State ML
–Golden State won Money Line 6 out of their last 10 games
–Sacramento won Money Line 5 of their last 10 games.
This is an important game for the Warriors. Their season is on the line, and they are fighting for the 5th or 6th seed in the Western Conference. If not, they may be placed in the play-in-tournament. If the Kings core players can suit up, I expect this to be a competitive game. Either way, I like the Warriors here.
–Golden State Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +2.46
–Sacramento Avg +/- vs O/U Line: +3.13
–Golden State Overall O/U Record: 43-34-3
–Sacramento O/U Record: 40-39-1
–Golden State hit the UNDER in 6 of their last 10 games.
–Sacramento is 5-5 for the Over/Under their last 10 games.
Sacramento may be without their starting 5. If Sabonis, Fox, and Murray play, this will be a very competitive game. In that case, I would take over. Both teams struggle on the defensive end, and both are in the top 5 offensively.
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