A potential first round playoff preview is set for Friday night when the Golden State Warriors (42-38, 9-30 away) visit the Sacramento Kings (48-32, 23-17 home). The Western Conference standings are in complete flux right now as the Warriors can climb as high as the fourth seed and can drop as low as the ninth seed. Sacramento looks like they will finish as the three seed, but they can still climb up to the second spot. Below is my NBA pick for the Warriors vs Kings.
Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Betting Pick
The Pick: Sacramento Kings +7.5 at BetOnline.ag
This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023.
Why Bet the Sacramento Kings:
✅ Sacramento has been good of late and have covered the spread in four of their last five games played.
✅ Against Golden State, the Kings have covered the spread in four of their last five meetings.
✅ The Warriors have been terrible on the road this year and have covered just once in their last 14 games away from home.
Can Golden State Get Some Road Momentum?
Golden State enters the final weekend of the season in good form and will look to continue that against their potential first round opponent. The Warriors have won three of their last four games, with all three wins against weak opponents, and hope to consolidate that into a win against a good team Friday night.
The Warriors have been balanced this season with Klay Thompson leading the team in pints, Kevon Looney grabbing the most boards, and Draymond Green dishing out the most assists. Of course, if Steph Curry played enough games to qualify, he would be the team’s leader in points per game at 29.6.
Will the Sacramento Kings Move Up?
Sacramento has suffered two losses in their last three games and the hope for their fans is that they are not tiring out before the playoffs. The Kings have been the best story in the NBA this season and losses to San Antonio and at Dallas should not damper any expectations when they host their first round playoff series.
Domantas Sabonis has been key to the Kings turnaround, and he leads the team with 12.4 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. De’Aaron Fox has shown great fight this year and leads Sacramento with 25.2 points per game.