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Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors - 01/05/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings - Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Golden 1 Center
The Line
Sacramento +7.5 - Over/Under 238.5
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NBA | Sacramento Kings - Golden State Warriors
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The Golden State Warriors invade the Golden 1 Center to battle the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

The Golden State Warriors have been a little shaky lately as they’ve lost three of their last five games and they will be looking to bounce back after falling just short against the Rockets in a 135-134 overtime loss at home on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 35 points and six assists, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson each scored 26 points while Draymond Green chipped in with nine points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 52 percent from the field and 14 of 37 from the 3-point line as they seemingly had complete control of the game after pouring in 70 points in the first half, but they still couldn’t get the win as they had no answer for the Rockets’ James Harden who poured in a triple-double with 44 points including the game winner with one second left in overtime. With the loss, Golden State dropped to 25-14 overall and 15-6 at home.

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings are going through a rough patch as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be aiming to snap a three-game skid after falling just short against the Nuggets in a 117-113 home loss on Thursday. Buddy Hield led the team with 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting, Nemanja Bjelica added 17 points while De’Aaron Fox chipped in with 16 points and eight assists. As a team, the Kings shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 31 from the 3-point line and they led by as many as 15 points early in the third quarter but it still wasn’t enough to get past the Nuggets who outscored them by 64-47 in the second half. With the loss, Sacramento fell to 19-19 overall and 10-9 on the road.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Kings are 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings, the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento and the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.

The Warriors will be itching to get back on the court after blowing a 20-point lead in their narrow overtime loss to the Rockets on Thursday. The Kings are going through a rough stretch as they’ve lost four of their last five games but all of those games were against playoff-bound teams and all of those losses were by single digits so they haven’t been too far off. With that being said, I expect the Warriors to bounce back with a win here, but I like the Kings with the points at home.

Pick:
Sacramento +7.5

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