Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (16-26) at Golden State Warriors (34-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings have the unenviable task of playing the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena tonight.
The Sacramento Kings have now lost nine of their last 12 games overall and their last five straight after falling narrowly to the Nets by 103-100 on Wednesday. DeMarcus Cousins continued his fantastic season with 28 points and 14 rebounds while Rudy Gay added 25 points and six assists, but the Kings were just slow out of the gates and found themselves running uphill in the second half after falling behind by 16 points in the first half. The Kings must be getting frustrated because they've lost their last five straight but all of those losses have been by nine points or less. Sacramento is now 16-26 on the season after starting the season 5-1 after six games.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors just continue to get better and better. Since getting routed by the Thunder last Friday, the Warriors have bounced back with three wins on the trot including a 126-113 drubbing against the Rockets on Wednesday. Stephen Curry led the offense with 22 points and 10 assists but was hardly needed as Klay Thompson poured in 27 points while Draymond Green added 18 points. Andrew Bogut hardly gets a mention because of his lack of volume stats, but he scored nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks which is exactly what the Warriors need from him. With the win, Golden State improves to a ridiculous 34-6 on the season and a dominant 19-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games against a team below .400 and 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 home games, while the Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 5-13-2 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Golden State.
The line has finally been released for this one and it's the Warriors who are favored by a massive 15 points which seems like way too many points, but the more I think about it, the more I get the feeling that it still won't be enough to deter me from taking the Warriors in their ridiculous form.