Warriors vs Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 4/17/23

Sacramento Kings (49-34) vs Golden State Warriors (44-39)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -1 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in Game 2 of the NBA West First Round Playoffs at the Golden 1 Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 123 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 126 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 2 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 21 points and 5 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is dishing 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 126 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 47.8 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 38 points and 5 assists, while Malik Monk is averaging 32 points and 3 rebounds. Trey Lyles is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 47-22-4 ATS in their last 73 Monday games and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 road games. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 36-15-2 in Warriors last 53 road games. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

The Sacramento Kings deserve credit for not backing down in game 1 and finding a way to get the job done, as it looked like the Warriors were in control up 10 points with less than 3 minutes to play in the third quarter. The Kings look like they're capable of making this a series. However, I still give the Warriors the edge because of their experience, and I'm going to back them whenever an underdog in the playoffs. The Warriors are too proven to turn down in the underdog role this time of year. Give me the Warriors.

Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors +1

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