Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20

Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20 Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings

NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

The Line: Sacramento Kings -2 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Golden State Warriors look for a win to end the preseason with a 2-1 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 19.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 11 points and 4.5 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings look for a third straight win to end the preseason with a 3-1 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 112.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 15.7 points and 3.3 assists while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 13.3 points and two rebounds. Kyle Guy is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing nine rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game.

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The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games as a favorite. The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings are a young team that should be feeling itself after a last second victory its last time out. Momentum can be a thing in the preseason, especially with no fans when guys have to create their own energy. However, the Warriors were in that game until the final second and they're still the better team no matter how you slice it. Preseason, regular season or postseason, I have a hard time turning down free points with the better team. Give me the Warriors. 

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +2

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