Kings vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoff Game (Stephen Curry Leads Golden State to Victory)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday with a Western Conference showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.
Kings vs. Warriors Game Info
- Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
- Coverage: ABC
The Warriors finished the regular season as the No. 6 seed in the West with a 44-38 record, while the Kings ended up as the No. 3 seed with a 48-34 record.
Kings vs. Warriors Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SAC: (-118) | GSW: (+100)
- Spread: SAC: -1 (-112) | GSW: +1 (-108)
- Total: 238.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Kings enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 238.5 points, with both sides available at -110 odds.
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Kings vs. Warriors Betting Trends
- The Kings won 39 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 43 times.
- The Warriors' ATS record as underdogs of 1 point or more was 11-9 last season.
- Kings games hit the over 43 out of 82 times last season.
- Out of 82 Warriors games last year, 34 hit the over.
Kings vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick
These squads haven't met in the postseason before, but the Warriors did notably come out on top in three of the four regular season meetings this year. Golden State is also a respectable 14-4 straight up in its last 18 games in Sacramento. Home-court advantage may not matter as much in this series.
This game features two of the best offenses in the NBA as the Kings lead the league in points per game (120.7) and the Warriors rank second (118.9). Each side also checks in among the top 12 teams in shooting percentage and offensive efficiency. That's why diving into the defenses is important.
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Sacramento has been dismal on the defensive end, ranking 25th in defensive efficiency and 29th in opponent shooting percentage (49.2%). Golden State may not be a defensive juggernaut, but it does rank among the top 16 teams in both of those categories. That will make a difference on Saturday.
Final Score Prediction: Kings: 117 | Warriors: 120
Kings vs. Warriors Best Bet
Stephen Curry is no stranger to the NBA Playoffs having played in 134 postseason contests across 14 NBA seasons. He took things to another level last year when he averaged 27.4 points per playoff game, dropping at least 30 in 11 of the 22 contests. Expect him to get off to a hot start on Saturday.
Curry has already racked up at least 30 points against Sacramento twice this season, even going for an impressive 47 back in November. The Kings allow an opponent three-point shooting percentage of 37.3% (No. 26 in NBA) as well as 118.1 points per game (No. 26). Talk about a perfect matchup.
Bet: Stephen Curry Over 29.5 Points (-122)
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