The Philadelphia 76ers step inside the Barclays Center to compete against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s been a rough few days for the Sixers following two defeats at the hands of the Grizzlies and the Heat. This was after they served the Warriors their fifth loss of the season. Nonetheless, it’s going to be challenging to take on a Nets team riding on three consecutive wins in front of their home crowd.
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Kings vs. Warriors Game Information
- When: Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Sports 1140 KHTK (Kings) / 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Kings (+13.5) / Warriors (-13.5)
Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?
The Kings picked up confidence in front of their home crowd, winning two games at the Golden 1 Center. They have a laborious test in front of them on Monday night when they share the court with the Golden State Warriors.
Despite their 13-18 win-loss record, the Kings are one of the highest-scoring teams right now. The team averages 110.9 points (seventh) per game. This is less than a point shy of the Warriors’ record. On top of that, the Kings bring offensive threats in the paint. The team averages 50.5 points in the area and is the third-best performance in the league. As a team, the Kings hit 53.1% of their two-point shots (tenth).
Defensively, this is where the Kings might have trouble against the hosts. The side gives 114.4 opponent points (29th) per game. Nevertheless, they can use their rebounding effectiveness to try and put pressure on their opponents. The team documents 53.9 rebounds (tenth) per game, which is just 1.3 rebounds behind the Warriors’ current record.
What will make it difficult for the Kings is their lack of depth. Six players are in health and safety protocols, including De’Aaron Fox, Alex Len, Marvin Bagley, Terance Davis, Louis King, and Davion Mitchell.
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors have been nothing but impressive since the start of the season. Even though the team lost their most recent outing against the Raptors, it’s worth noting that the lineup did not feature the best players.
The Dubs are still one of the best two-way teams in the league right now. The side averages 111.4 points (fifth) on 46.9% shooting (third) while keeping opponent points per game down to 101.1 points (first) per game. We can expect the Warriors’ 36.2% three-point percentage (seventh) to come to life once again with Stephen Curry on the floor.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have some of the best defensive records in the league today. They hold the least opponent points per game record at 101.1. Although the Kings can closely match their total rebounds, the Warriors are the better defensive rebounding team of the two. The team leads the league with 37.0 defensive boards per game.
The duo of Draymond Green and Steph Curry is likely to return to the lineup after taking a breather in their last matchup. Curry will likely link up with Damion Lee on the backcourt, while Green pairs up with veteran Andre Iguodala and Kevon Looney. Jordan Poole (health and safety protocols) and Andrew Wiggins (knee) will remain out of the lineup.
Kings vs. Warriors Betting Trends
- The Kings are 2-2 in the last four regular-season road games against the Warriors (3-11 ATS).
- The Kings are 3-5 in the last eight regular-season road games (3-5 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Kings’ last six regular-season road games against the Warriors.
- The Warriors are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games at the Chase Center (3-2 ATS).
- The Warriors are 4-2 in the last six regular-season home games against the Kings (1-5 ATS).
- The totals went under in five of the Warriors’ last seven regular-season games against the Kings.
Kings vs. Warriors Expert Betting Prediction
This might seem a lopsided match in the making but is interesting nonetheless. The Warriors look like the better team from every angle. However, we’ve seen the Kings produce some surprising results in recent weeks. It’s going to be interesting to see how the visitors perform if head coach Alvin Gentry can work his way around the injuries. Ultimately, the Warriors enter the game as heavy favorites. Covering the spread is still achievable for the Kings, but a win requires the best from every player.
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