Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors - 2/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (37-8) at Sacramento Kings (17-29)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +9.5 -- Over/Under: 217 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to the Sleep Train Arena to duke it out with the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Sacramento Kings have been struggling mightily lately, but they will be breathing a major sigh of relief after snapping their eight-game losing streak with a 99-94 win over the Pacers on Saturday. Rudy Gay led the way with 31 points, Darren Collison added 23 and DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points and 19 rebounds as the Kings flew out of the gates and jumped all over the Pacers in the first half, before escaping with a narrow win in the second half. It certainly wasn't a pretty shooting night as Cousins shot just six of 24 from the field, but this win was all about hustle and effort and that's where the Kings really dominated, right out of the gates.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will also be breathing a little sigh of relief as they avoided a season-high third straight loss with a dominant 106-87 win over the Suns on Saturday. Stephen Curry led the way with 25 points while Klay Thompson added 22 as the Suns shook off a slow start to barrel over the Suns in a rout. The Warriors are still a Conference-best 37-8 on the season, so it's not like another loss would have hurt them, but they needed this one just to get back on track after two tough losses in a row.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400 and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, while the Kings are 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 home games and 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Under is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings in Sacramento.
The Warriors have won all three meetings this season by 18 points or more and Thompson poured in 52 points in their last meeting less than two weeks ago, so unless a different Kings team shows up in this one, I'll be taking the Warriors by double digits all the way.