Golden State Warriors (22-22) at Sacramento Kings (18-25)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors invade the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been in a real slump as they’ve lost seven of their past 10 games and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after falling to the 76ers in a 108-98 home loss on Tuesday. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, Jordan Poole added 19 points on five of 16 shooting, Damion Lee scored 16 points off the bench while Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 43 percent from the field as they showed plenty of fight to rally all the way back from a 24-point deficit, only to go ice-cold in the fourth quarter where they scored just 13 points to allow the 76ers to escape with the win.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been in good form lately as they’ve won four of their past five games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Hawks in a 110-108 home win last night. De’Aaron Fox led the way with 37 points on 13 of 20 shooting, Tyrese Haliburton added 17 points with seven assists, Richaun Holmes added 16 points while Buddy Hield chipped in with 14 points on five of 18 shooting. As a team, the Kings shot 47 percent from the field and 10 of 30 from the 3-point line as they squandered an 11-point lead after scoring just 17 points in the third quarter, before pouring in 34 points in the fourth quarter with Haliburton hitting the game-winning free throws with 36 seconds remaining.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record, 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Kings are 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Sacramento, the Warriors are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Sacramento.
Stephen Curry is expected to miss another week, so the Warriors will be shorthanded once again which spells trouble as they’ve struggled without him. The Kings have come to life with four wins in their last five outings and they would’ve taken plenty of confidence from last night’s gritty win over the Hawks. The Warriors are only 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and I think that trend continues as the Kings should be good enough to take advantage here.