Golden State Warriors (8-9) vs. Sacramento Kings (9-6)
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings 11/28/23 – As the Golden State Warriors take on the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, fans and bettors alike are anticipating an exciting premium game day pick. The Warriors with an 8-9 record look to improve their standings while 9-6 Sacramento aims to strengthen its own status in this regional rivalry game, not to mention being an integral moment for both clubs early in their seasons.
The Warriors have had a difficult start to the season. Averaging 114.2 points per game on offense led by sharp shooting and fast-paced play style. Unfortunately, their defense seems weaker despite having a 44.9% field goal percentage. Although they average 14.4 three-point field goals per game demonstrating their strength beyond the three point arc; this hasn’t translated to consistent wins yet. With 15 turnovers per game they must tighten game management to take full advantage of their offensive prowess.
Sacramento Kings have shown more consistency. Averaging 115.5 points per game with an improved field goal percentage (46.4% vs 45%) than their rival Warriors, they demonstrate a balanced approach between offense and defense that’s almost on par with them – their 3-point shooting performance almost matches them while they lead with more defensive rebounds (32.8 per game) and less turnovers (13.3 per game) to help control game pace.
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings 11/28/23 Game Info
|Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
|Golden 1 Center
|NBA League Pass
Stephen Curry (PG) vs. De’Aaron Fox (PG)
Stephen Curry continues to prove himself as one of the premier point guards in the league despite being 35 years old. He’s averaging nearly 30 points while shooting 43% from the field and 38% from deep along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. While Curry remains an elite scorer who can take over games, his efficiency has dipped a bit this season as he’s been forced to take on a heavier workload. Turnovers have also been an issue. However, Curry always poses a major threat that can swing the momentum of games if he gets hot.
De’Aaron Fox has taken his game to another level this season, cementing himself as an All-Star caliber point guard. He’s averaging a career-high 30 points while shooting 53% from the field along with 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals per game. Fox has been nearly unguardable using his elite quickness and improved shooting to shred defenses. He posts a player efficiency rating of 25 and leads the upstart Kings who have impressed early on. Fox’s scoring gives Sacramento a dynamic go-to option late in games.
This matchup pits the aged sharpshooter Curry against the lightning quick Fox who continues to expand his skillset. Both diminutive point guards can be a handful for defenses in different ways. Whichever player is able to control the flow of the game better could determine which high-powered offense prevails.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Golden State Warriors -110, Total Odds: 239.5
The betting odds are intriguingly close, reflecting the competitive nature of this matchup. The point spread suggests a tightly contested game, with the Warriors slightly favored. The high total points line of 239.5 points to a potentially high-scoring affair, playing to the strengths of both teams.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Warriors have struggled against the spread (ATS), going 0-5 in their last five games. This trend suggests difficulty in meeting expectations, possibly due to their defensive issues. However, their record of 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Sacramento and 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Sacramento indicates a historical advantage in this matchup.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Kings, on the other hand, have been strong ATS, going 6-2 in their last 8 games. This trend, combined with their 7-2 SU record in their last 9 games, shows they have been performing well above expectations. Their record against the Warriors at home, however, has been less favorable, which could play into the dynamics of this game.
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings 11/28/23 Betting Picks
Considering the trends and the current form of both teams, this game seems poised for a close finish. The Warriors, with their historical advantage over the Kings and the presence of Stephen Curry, might have the edge. However, the Kings’ recent form and home advantage make them a formidable opponent.
In terms of pro basketball insights, the better pick seems to be the Kings, considering their recent ATS record and the Warriors’ struggles on the road. The over/under is tricky, given both teams’ scoring abilities, but the over seems plausible given their offensive firepower.
Free Pick & Prediction: Sacramento Kings 121, Golden State Warriors 117