Basketball betting favors Golden State on Friday as they host the Sacramento Kings.
It is the first game of a long seven-game homestand for the Warriors. Golden State has won six of the last ten games against Sacramento but they are just 3-7 versus the NBA betting odds in those games.
Basketball betting had these teams meeting back in early November and the Kings won at home 120-107. The last time they met in Golden State was last season as the Warriors won a shootout 143-141. The Warriors have won three of the last four at home against Sacramento but they have failed to cover the NBA betting line in each of the four. Three of the last four games at Golden State between the two teams have gone over in basketball betting. That would seem to make sense since the Warriors can score but don’t play defense.
Sacramento does not have a winning record straight up this season but they do have a winning record vs. the basketball betting line. They are especially good on the road in NBA betting as they are 9-4-2. It might be good for Sacramento to get on the road considering they have not played well at home in the last couple weeks. Sacramento is led in scoring this season by rookie Tyreke Evans who is averaging about 20 points per game as basketball betting stats indicate. The Kings are in the Top 10 in scoring but near the bottom of the league on defense and that is very similar to Golden State.
Golden State does not have many wins this season but at least at home they have been winning versus the basketball betting line. They are 8-5 at home this season in NBA betting. The Warriors can score, as they are 2nd in the league in points scored but they can’t play defense, as they are last in the league as basketball betting stats indicate. Playing no defense is rarely the way to win in basketball betting. You might think that Golden State goes over a lot in basketball betting but that is not the case. They actually go under more often versus the basketball betting odds. Monta Ellis has been leading the team in scoring but his scoring rarely makes up for the lack of defense the team plays on a nightly basis in basketball betting.