Sacramento at Golden State Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on February 14, 2017 in

Wednesday night features a tilt between the Sacramento Kings (23-32) and the Golden State Warriors (46-9) out in Oakland. The Kings have won three straight and four of five, pulling down some impressive home wins against Boston and Atlanta, most recently taking down New Orleans, 105-99, on Sunday night. The Warriors have won three of their last five but took a 132-110 beating from the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Once you’ve finished reading ourprediction for this game, look at all of our NBA odds for this week’s games.

Sacramento at Golden State Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 10:30pm ET.
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Radio: Sacramento / Golden State
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NBA Odds: Warriors at -12.5

Why should you bet on the Kings?

The fortunes of the Sacramento Kings rise and fall with the mercurial personality of DeMarcus Cousins. He had a huge game against the New Orleans Pelicans, putting up 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in the win, but he also picked up his 17th technical foul of the season, most in the NBA. He is a clutch player — going 4 for 4 from the free throw line in the last two minutes of the game, as New Orleans was trying to foul to manage the clock. They beat the Warriors in addition to the Celtics and Hawks on this home stand, showing the promise that has long been a part of this team. But can they sustain that effort in the raucous environment of Oracle Arena?

Why should you put your money on the Warriors?

Well, let’s see. Golden State lost down in Sacramento a couple weeks ago, and they just took an absolute dismantling from Denver, two days after an emotional win over Oklahoma City. Denver put up 42 points in the first period, the most that Golden State has permitted in any period all year. Denver went 24 for 40 from behind the arc, tying the NBA’s record for three- pointers made in a regular season contest. The Warriors showed slowness on their defensive rotations and got outhustled all over the floor — playing in the thin air of the Mile High City may have played a role as well. Either way, the Warriors will be spoiling for redemption — and the Sacramento Kings are next on their schedule.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Kings — particularly when Cousins is in engaged and playing hard. However, I think the Warriors will be ready to deliver some punishment in this game, and I predict a final score of Golden State 126, Sacramento 103.