A Western Conference First Round series is set for game five when the Golden State Warriors visit the Sacramento Kings. This has been the most entertaining first round series and it is now best-of-three with the Kings having home court advantage the rest of the way. Below is my NBA pick for the Warriors vs Kings.

Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Betting Pick

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -1.5 at Bookmaker

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Why Bet the Sacramento Kings:

✅ At home, Sacramento has been solid and have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 home games against Golden State.

✅ Overall, the Kings are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against the Warriors.

✅ Golden State has been bad on the road all season and have covered just three of their last 18 road games.

Golden State Warriors Escaped in Game Four

Golden State will be thanking their lucky stars that they are heading back to Sacramento with the series tied up at two. Game four was one of the better games of the NBA playoffs that saw the Warriors grab a late 126-125 win. This game came down to the final possession with the Kings heaving up an unsuccessful game-winning three with 1.1 seconds left. The road team has yet to win a game this series and if that continues the defending champs will bow out in the first round.

Game four started with a tight first half that saw the Kings lead by one after the first quarter and four at the half. Golden State came out firing in the third quarter, like they have the past few years, and turned that four-point deficit to a 10-point lead heading into the fourth. Sacramento kept fighting and made in uncomfortable in the end, with some thanks to Steph Curry, but it was too little too late and this series now heads back to Sacramento all tied up.

Steph Curry had 32 points, five rebounds and four assists on the day. Kevon Looney added eight points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the game four win.

The Sacramento Kings Will be Kicking Themselves

Sacramento had a 3-1 series lead in their grasp, but they could not overcome the Golden State third quarter blitz and now their inexperience will be tested over the next week. This Kings team has beaten expectations all season long and they will have to that once again if they want to eliminate Golden State in the first round.

De’Aaron Fox went off for 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the loss. Keegan Murray added 23 points and seven rebounds on the day.