The second best team of the West is clashing with the third-worse in this Californian duel, when the defending champions Golden State Warriors (52-16), who ended a small losing streak and want to continue on the winning ways, are hosting the Sacramento Kings (22-47), who are looking to turn a rare victory into a streak.
Date/Time: 03-16-2018, 21:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -11
Golden State are 52-16 (29-38-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting in the second place of the West. In their last game they ended a two-game losing skid with a home victory against the Lakers with a 117-106 score. Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring with 26.6 ppg, adding 6.8 boards and 5.3 dimes per game. Stephen Curry follows with 26.3 ppg, adding 5.1 boards and 6.2 dimes per game, while Klay Thompson adds 19.7 ppg but he is out with an injury.
Top Basketball BookmakersSacramento are 22-47 (32-34-3 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the third to last place of the West. In their last game they ended a two-game losing skid with a home victory against Miami in overtime with a 123-119 score. Zach Randolph leads the team in scoring with 14.8 ppg, adding a team-best 6.9 boards per game. Buddy Hield follows with 12.7 ppg, while Willie Cauley-Stein adds 12.6 ppg and 6.9 boards.
In their two previous matchups earlier this season, each team has been victorious on the road (Golden State by 15 points and Sacramento by 4). Golden State have a 27-7 home record this season, while Sacramento are 10-25 on the road. Golden State have the best offense in the league with 115.7 ppg to Sacramento’s second-worse of 99.6, while Sacramento have a slightly better defense, allowing 107.3 ppg to Golden State’s 107.7. Golden State lead the league in accuracy from the field with 50.96% to Sacramento’s 45.24%, in accuracy from behind the arc with 39.34% to Sacramento’s 37.77% and in assists made, with 30.1 to Sacramento’s 21.4. Golden State also grab more rebounds, with 44 to Sacramento’s 40.7. Kings don’t pose a threat in Golden State even if Warriors are without Curry and Thompson, so expect an easy Warriors win tonight one way or another.
Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -11 (-104)