Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 27, 2023

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors

A potential barn burner is brewing for Tuesday night when the Golden State Warriors visit the Sacramento Kings for In-Season Tournament action.

Golden State
27-26
AT
November 28, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento
31-23
Pointspread +1.5 -105
Moneyline +110
Over / Under o +236.5
Pointspread -1.5 -115
Moneyline -135
Over / Under u +236.5

For two teams that hardly have any history between them, the past year has been special. On Tuesday the Warriors and Kings butt heads in the final Western Group C match with passage to the knockout round on the line. Both had the weekend off after playing their third group games on Friday. The Warriors handled the Spurs 118-112, and the Kings declawed the Timberwolves, 124-111.

Sacramento is 3-0 in tournament play and Golden State 2-1. The Kings have a +9.6 point differential and the Warriors +1.7, so this is going to be a big night.

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Warriors vs. Kings NBA Betting Odds

As previously stated, it’s only in 2023 that Golden State-Sacramento matchups have carried much meaning, but it’s been a heck of a ride so far. As most remember, they met in the first round of the playoffs last spring, with the Warriors pulling away 4-3 courtesy of a huge Stephen Curry road performance in Game 7. They’ve already met twice this season in two firey affairs. Golden State took the first 122-114, and the second, if barely, 102-101.

It’s not been the season many were expecting for the Warriors. At 8-9, it’s safe to argue that this year’s Golden State crew hasn’t done itself any favours. Against the spread, things are even worse with a 6-11 record. Playing away from home has proven more beneficial, as Steve Kerr’s group has compiled a decent 5-3 tally. It should be noted that the club has failed to handle five spreads in a row.

The Kings are doing a bit better at 9-6, although memories of back-to-back-losses in New Orleans last week are still fresh. Interestingly enough, their outright win-loss record is reflected in their effort ATS. Curiously, they’ve covered the last two games for which they were an underdog but failed to do so for the last two times they were favoured.

Golden State Warriors

The game against the Spurs on Friday night was much needed. It didn’t cover all the cracks in the armour. San Antonio made the contest more interesting than Warriors fans would have liked, but it still ended in victory at home, something the team has struggled with lately.

The first quarter was a bit rough, with the visitors taking a modest three-point lead into the second period. Golden State’s defence had trouble dealing with Victor Wembanyama in the first half, with the big Frenchman making shots over even the tallest Warriors defenders. But overall this Golden State performance resembled that of the old days, with 45.2 per cent efficiency from beyond the three-point perimeter and an excellent 35 assists. Stephen Curry hit seven of his 14 attempts of distance and finished with 35 points. Dario Saric is proving to be a secret weapon off the bench this season. He finished with 20 and seven boards. Klay Thompson continues to be a little gun-shy, hitting 3-for-11. Right now the Warriors are what they are: average on offence and average on defence.

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento had a much taller order on Friday by visiting one of the hottest teams in the league, the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was a game that demonstrated what the Kings are like when they play their game and find it in themselves to tighten up their defence.

Given that point differential matters in the tournament, Sacramento played a terrific match, scoring quite literally until the final seconds of the game despite that the outcome was decided. Minnesota is a sound defensive ensemble, but they struggled to deal with De’Aaron Fox all evening, with the Kings star finishing with 35 points, looking silky smooth in the process. Fox tallied 12 assists as well, further showcasing his all-around solid game. Harrison Barnes hit some huge shots and went a very nice 7-for-11, and Malik Monk was the X-factor off the bench, tallying 17 points, including a couple of nice flushes. Kings win a big one, 124-111.

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