Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors – Picks and Predictions

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Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors – Picks and Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: January 25, 2024 | Last Updated: January 25, 2024

The NBA season is in full swing, and the action this Thursday night will feature a game between the Golden State Warriors and visiting Sacramento Kings. Betting markets for the game will be available across NBA betting sites, including moneylines, spreads, totals, player and team props, and several same-game parlay options. Bettors can also grab their share of sportsbook promos all season long.

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Head-to-Head: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors

The Kings and Warriors have played three times this season – twice in Sacramento and once in the Chase Center. The Warriors left each of the first two games victorious, while the Kings won the third game at home, in November, by a score of 124-123.

They didn’t win that game by much. Score aside, the Kings overcame a 72-48 deficit in the 2nd quarter, never led by more than one point, and didn’t secure their final lead until the last 30 seconds of the 4th quarter.

Overall, the Kings rank pretty well as an offensive team – they’re 7th in points (118.3), fifth in field goals made (43.5) and third in 3-point field goals made (15.0) per game. Their defense is less noteworthy, ranking below average in more areas than not and allowing a league-high 9.3 offensive rebounds per game. They’re 1-4 in their last five games, but won 122-107 over the Atlanta Hawks in their last game at home.

The Warriors will be coming off their own Wednesday night game against the Hawks heading into this one – before that tip-off, they’re 3-8 in their last eleven games and 1-4 since Chris Paul was sidelined with a broken hand against the Detroit Pistons.

The team still converts a large overall volume of three-point shots and does well on the boards, ranking fourth in overall rebounds (46.1) and second in offensive rebounds (12.8) per game, but their 117.2 points per game slots them in at only slightly above league average. It hasn’t been enough to compensate for a defense that allows the ninth-most points per game (118.2) in the league.

How to Bet on Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors

Betting markets for the Thursday night NBA matchup between the Kings and Warriors will be available at all online sportsbooks. Make sure to check your available betting operators for the best odds on the bets you want to make, as well as any unique props or promotional offers.

Additionally, be sure to check the most recent version of the NBA injury report before placing your bets. Few variables matter as much in an NBA game as player availability, and the league injury report provides frequent updates regarding the health of each team’s players.

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Odds

  • Money Line: Sacramento Kings -120, Golden State Warriors +102
  • Spread: SAC -1.5
  • Total: o/u 240.5

Betting Tips for Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors

  • The Warriors are 3-8 in their last 11 games.
  • The Over is 7-2 in the Warriors’ last 9 games.
  • The Kings have hit the Game Total Under in 18 of their last 26 away games.
  • The Kings have hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 19 away games.

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Predictions

The last three meetings between the Kings and Warriors have gradually shifted in the Kings’ favor, and that trend figures to continue Thursday night. Neither team is perfect and the spread is close for a reason, but the Kings have shown enough in recent weeks to be favored against the Warriors for more than their homecourt advantage. This isn’t yesteryear’s Warriors team – this is a squad that has significant questions to answer before they’re favored to beat teams like the Kings on the road.

Prediction: Sacramento Kings -1.5

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.