For the second time in less than a week, the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors will face off in an intriguing Pacific division showdown, this time in the Bay Area. Will the Kings light the beam away from home? Or, will the Warriors defeat Sacramento again?
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Away: Sacramento Kings (2-1/1-0 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- Davion Mitchell
- Kevin Huerter
- Harrison Barnes
- Keegan Murray
- Domantas Sabonis
The Kings will look to get back at Golden State after they lost to the Warriors at home last Friday, 122-114. However, they will try to do it without star point guard De’Aaron Fox, who is out after suffering a sprained ankle in last Monday’s 132-127 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers. In lieu of Fox, the Kings are expected to start Davion Mitchell this Thursday.
Also expect Malik Monk to have a bigger plate, especially offensively, with Fox out. Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis will look to carry most of the load alongside the likes of Harrison Barnes and Kevin Huerter. Sabonis had 19 points and 18 rebounds in the loss to Golden State. Huerter laid bricks in that game with zero points and a 0/5 shooting from the field, but he finally broke out of his slump when he dropped 12 points with three 3-pointers versus the Lakers. The Kings have a strong 8-2 record against the spread in their last 10 games in the Bay Area, dating back to 2018.
Home: Golden State Warriors (3-1/0-1 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- Stephen Curry
- Klay Thompson (probable)
- Andrew Wiggins
- Draymond Green
- Kevon Looney
After stumbling right out of the game this season in a 108-104 home loss to the Phoenix Suns, the Warriors have ripped three wins in a row, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Stephen Curry. The two-time league MVP is out of his mind again, having averaged 35.7 points on an incredible 61.4 percent shooting from the field and with an absurd 78.9 effective field goal shooting percentage.
With Fox out of the equation in this rematch, the Kings are down one key piece capable of matching – or at least coming close to offsetting – a potential Curry explosion. Curry went off for 41 points with seven 3-pointers in the last meeting with Sacramento. Meanwhile, the Warriors could also be without a major offensive threat in Klay Thompson, who is listed as probable with right knee soreness. If Thompson can’t go, the Warriors will have to ask for the likes of Andrew Wiggins and Chris Paul to fill the void.
The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Spread: The Kings (+7.5) cover the spread.
Over/Under: The total (234.5) hits the Under.