Golden State Warriors (19-10) at Sacramento Kings (15-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +8.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.9 points and 5.7 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 28.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 1.9 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Sacramento Kings look for a statement victory after winning five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.9 points and 7.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won five of their last eight home games.
The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Kings are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 10-3 in Kings last 13 overall. The under is 18-7 in Warriors last 25 vs. Western Conference.
The Golden State Warriors just got destroyed by the Toronto Raptors at home despite Kawhi not playing, and they've lost six of their last nine games on the road. While things are probably going to turn around eventually, it's tough to lay big chalk with the Warriors right now. The Sacramento Kings continue to be the biggest surprise in the league this season and are outscoring teams by 11.2 points during their last five games. The Kings have also played the Warriors tough recently, which includes wins in two of their last five games and a recent one point loss last month. The Kings are a confident, young, athletic bunch that will be up for this game. Throw in the Warriors road struggles, and I like the points.