Expect a shootout when the Sacramento Kings (48-32, 23-17 Home) play host to the Golden State Warriors (42-38, 9-30 Away) on Friday. Golden State beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 136-125 at Chase Center on Tuesday. Stephen Curry had a standout performance with 34 points and six assists.
The Warriors are fifth in the Western Conference. Sacramento came up short on Wednesday at American Airlines Center, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 123-119. De’Aaron Fox had 28 points and eight assists in the loss, carrying the team.
The Kings are third in the Western Conference.It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Sacramento will be looking to split the season series after triumphing in only one of the three prior matchups, including a 122-115 victory at Golden 1 Center in November 2022.
Domantas Sabonis led the Kings with 26 points, 22 rebounds, and eight assists. Curry had 27 points in defeat. The Warriors have been led this season by Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole, who are averaging 21.8 and 20.6 points per game, respectively. Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 9.2 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is dishing 6.8 assists.
Fox’s 25.2 points per game have powered the Kings on offense. Sabonis is posting 12.4 rebounds, most in the NBA, and 7.3 assists per game. The Kings and the Warriors are the top two scoring teams in the league, ranking first and second in points per game, respectively.
Sacramento is scoring 121.3 per game, while Golden State is averaging 118.5. The Warriors have had the advantage in the last 10 visits to Golden 1 Center, winning six.
Golden State is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.3 (119.8-116.5). Sacramento has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 123.2 points per game on average while allowing 118.1 (+5.1 margin).
(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Keegan Murray: 23.6 | 18.1 | +5.5
Points per game:
Malik Monk: 17.3 | 13.6 | +3.6
Rebounds per game:
Harrison Barnes: 3.0 | 4.5 | -1.5
SportsTips’ NBA Pick:
Sacramento Kings +9.5 (-110)
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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of BetMGM.