Kings vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 7 (Golden State Remains Top-Six Seed With Win)
By Larry Rupp
Kings vs. Warriors Game Info
- Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
- Coverage: NBCS-CA and NBCS-BA
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. The Warriors rank sixth in the Western Conference with a 42-38 record, while the Kings check in third with a 48-32 record. This may be a playoff preview.
Golden State enters as a victor in six of its last eight games following a 136-125 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Sacramento has won seven of its last 12 games, but fell short in a 123-119 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
Which title contender will win on Friday night? Let's dive in.
Kings vs. Warriors Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SAC: (+320) | GSW: (-405)
- Spread: SAC: +9.5 (-110) | GSW: -9.5 (-110)
- Total: 235 -- Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
The Warriors enter this contest as massive road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 235 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.
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Kings vs. Warriors Betting Trends
- Sacramento is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Sacramento's last five games in April.
- Golden State is 13-4 straight up in its last 17 away games against Sacramento.
- The total has hit the under in four of Golden State's last six games.
Kings vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick
Each of these teams has something to fight for as the Kings are looking to earn the No. 2 seed and the Warriors are aiming to stay a top-six seed in order to avoid the play-in tournament. Sacramento's goal is dependent on the Grizzlies losing each of their last two games, though, so it's a long shot.
Golden State has been terrible on the road for most of the season, but the Warriors have won two of their last three games away from home. They remain the fourth-highest-scoring team on the road (117.2 PPG) and now get to face a Kings team that may end up resting stars like Domantas Sabonis.
Sacramento has lost seven of its last eight games against Golden State, so fade the Kings here.
Final Score Prediction: Kings: 110 | Warriors: 126
Kings vs. Warriors Best Bet
Keep an eye on Klay Thompson ahead of tip-off after he was sidelined on Tuesday with a back injury and is considered day-to-day. Assuming he is able to suit up, he has a chance to go nuts from beyond the arc. After all, the sharpshooter has drained at least 5 three-pointers in six of his last seven games.
Thompson is shooting a dependable 41.5% from long range during that span and now faces a Kings defense that is allowing an opponent three-point percentage of 37.3% on the year (No. 26 in NBA). This game means a lot for Golden State, so trust Thompson to step up under the bright lights again.
Bet: Klay Thompson Over 4.5 Made Threes (+100)
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