Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/4/14
Sacramento Kings (27-48) at Golden State Warriors (46-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, CSN-Bay+
The Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings face off on Friday in Western Conference NBA action.
The Golden State Warriors sit in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings but they haven’t clinched anything at this point and their post-season spot is far from guaranteed. Golden State is 24-13 at home this season and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Stephen Curry leads Golden State averaging 23.6 points and 8.4 assists per game. David Lee is averaging 18.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, Klay Thompson is averaging 18.2 points, and Andre Iguodala is averaging 9.4 points. As a team the Warriors are averaging 103.2 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent including 37.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 99.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. The Warriors control their own destiny as they can be a playoff team of they could be watching the post season from home.
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The Sacramento Kings wont be a playoff team this season as they are tied for the seventh worst overall record in the NBA this season. The Kings are 11-27 on the road this season and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Demarcus Cousins leads Sacramento averaging 22.2 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.7 points and 6.4 assists, Rudy Gay is averaging 20.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Ben McLemore is averaging 8.3 points. The Kings are averaging 101.1 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent including 33.6 percent from three-point land while defensively they are allowing 103.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. With a deep NBA Draft the Kings should get more help and continue to improve.
Golden State is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 9-2 against the spread following a loss, and 7-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Sacramento is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. The road team is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
Golden State is a big favorite here and being the better team and with the Kings hobbled this one looks to be one sided.
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