Warriors vs. Kings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 2 (Golden State Bounces Back)

Warriors vs. Kings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 2 (Golden State Bounces Back)


The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Monday with Game 2 of the first round series between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.

Kings vs. Warriors Game 2 Info

  • Date: Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • Coverage: TNT

The opening meeting between these teams was electric. Sacramento emerged with a 126-123 win in a high-scoring affair, but the defending champion Warriors will now be looking to exact revenge and knot things up 1-1.

Kings vs. Warriors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SAC: (+102) | GSW: (-120)
  • Spread: SAC: +1 (-110) | GSW: -1 (-110)
  • Total: 240 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Kings enter this contest as slight home underdogs on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 240 points, with both sides available at -110 odds.

Kings vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 3-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in three of Golden State's last five games.
  • Sacramento is 3-2 ATS in its last five games.
  • The total has hit the under in four of Sacramento's last five games.

Kings vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick

Game 1 was an impressive showing from the upstart Kings, who didn't back down from the reigning champions in a chaotic series opener. A ton went right for Sacramento, including getting huge performances from De'Aaron Fox (38 points) and Malik Monk (32 points). Winning the rebounding battle 50-41 and while also drawing more free throw attempts (32 vs. 27) proved massive as well in such a tight contest.

For all the good breaks the Kings had, they still won by just three points. It's unlikely both Fox and Monk continue to outscore Stephen Curry, and former All-Star starter Andrew Wiggins had plenty of rust to shake off in Game 1 after missing the previous 25 contests.

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This is an obvious bounce-back spot for Golden State, who nearly pushed Sacramento to overtime on Saturday despite losing the advantage in most stat categories.

Final Score Prediction: Kings: 115 | Warriors: 120

Kings vs. Warriors Best Bet

Assuming the Kings come back down to Earth a little in Game 2, it'd be smart to target an alternative spread for the Warriors. Golden State's three-point loss could've easily been a three-point victory if the team just hit two more of its whopping 50 attempts from deep last time out.

Keep in mind, Sacramento had one of the league's most hapless defenses this past season, ranking No. 5 in most PPG allowed to opponents and posting the sixth-worst defensive rating. I think the Warriors' loaded offense -- which only got okay games from the Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole and Wiggins last time out -- can win by at least three points here.

Bet: Warriors Alt. Spread -2.5 (+124)

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