Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Prediction
On Thursday, the Golden State Warriors (0-2) will host the Sacramento Kings (2-0) for Game 3 of their first-round series. For Game 2, the Sacramento Kings beat the Golden State Warriors 114-106 to take control of the series with a 2-0 lead. After two tough losses, the Golden State Warriors are ready to reignite their winning spark when they take on the Sacramento Kings! They’ll have all cylinders firing as they look to break out of a slump and get back to top form.
Form Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors were defeated 114-106 by the Sacramento Kings, bringing their record against them to 6-4 in their past 10 games. They have had an overall successful season, winning 44 of their 84 matches and going 33-8 when playing at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors are scoring 118.8 points on average in the NBA this season and 119.7 points at the Chase Center. The Golden State Warriors have one of the worst defensive records. The defense has allowed an average of 117.2 points, leaving much to be desired.
The Golden State Warriors are determined to gain another title this year following a successful campaign last season. They have already tallied 44 wins in 84 matches and show no signs of slowing down.
The Golden State Warriors have 3 players injured for the upcoming match in Andre Iguodala, Ty Jerome, and Ryan Rollins.
Form Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings are looking to extend their winning streak to three games against the Golden State Warriors, who they beat 114-106 in their last outing. This was their second consecutive win in the series. Their road record is 25-16 this season.
The Sacramento Kings are scoring 120.7 points on average in the NBA this season and 118.0 points on the road. The Sacramento Kings rank just about average when it comes to defensive performance. In their last five games, they’ve let up 116.0 points and their season-long average stands at 118.0 points per game.
The remarkable Sacramento Kings have registered an impressive 50 wins out of 84 matches played. Despite not being the favorites for the title, the talented players in their squad make them a dangerous team when they take to the court.
The only reported injury concern for the Sacramento Kings is Matthew Dellavedova.
The Golden State Warriors had a clear advantage over the Sacramento Kings throughout the regular season, with a 3-1 record in the series. With a decisive 2-0 lead in the playoffs, the Sacramento Kings are looking to extend their winning streak. They capitalized on their home-court advantage to take their opening games against the Golden State Warriors at the Golden 1 Center – first by 126-123, then by 114-106.
The Golden State Warriors managed an average of 112.5 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Sacramento Kings, who averaged 108.5 points.
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- Moneyline (ML): Sacramento Kings (+200) | Golden State Warriors (-240)
- Against the spread (ATS): Sacramento Kings +5.5 (-105) | Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 239.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Golden State Warriors to win (1.42) on the moneyline.
The Golden State Warriors look to break their two-game losing skid by getting back to winning at home. With their last three matches at the Chase Center all resulting in victories, the hosts have been given -240 odds, which implies a 71% chance of a home victory. Despite being seen as the underdogs with +200 odds, the Sacramento Kings has put on quite a show in their past 10 road games, winning seven of them. Their latest triumph was a 114-106 victory against the Golden State Warriors.
Both teams have the intention of coming out on top in this Pacific Divisional matchup, and while the Sacramento Kings clinched victory the last time they faced off, with a 114-106 score on April 2023, the Golden State Warriors are still the more likely to be successful in this match and may be a good bet.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Golden State Warriors -5.5 (1.87) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The Golden State Warriors are the 5.5-point favorites over the Sacramento Kings in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. In their last five home matches against the Sacramento Kings, the Golden State Warriors were victorious in four of them. They had an average margin of victory of 8.8 points.
At the Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors have put together a 27-13-1 ATS record. Their record for the season is 39-43-2 ATS. In their past ten matches, the Golden State Warriors beat the spread five times. They scored 121.7 points per game on average, while their opponents averaged 111.0 points.
The Sacramento Kings have been on a roll in the spread betting game, covering in two straight games! This has pushed their season record to 47-37 ATS. The Sacramento Kings covered six times in their last ten games, scoring an average of 117.9 points and conceding 113.8 points.
Take Total under 239.0 (1.91).
The Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings have proven their mettle in their past ten furious games, averaging a scorching 221 points. It is expected that the next match between them will produce a score of somewhere between 218 and 222 points.
The combined points total of Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings in their last ten matchups has not gone above the Total line of 239.0 more than seven times. Betting Under on the Total market gives odds of -110 on Thursday.
At the Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors have gone 17-23 O/U against the total. Their record for the season is 45-36 O/U. In the last five matches home games for the Golden State Warriors, the total averaged 232.4 points. The score went under three times, going 4-6 O/U in the last ten matches overall.
The Sacramento Kings are 41-41 O/U this season. In five of their last six games, the total went under. The Sacramento Kings had three of their previous 10 games going above the predicted total line, averaging 231.7 points.