The Golden State Warriors are in the great Pacific Northwest for a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective.
When: Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 7:35pm PT
Where: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington
Odds: Warriors -8, total at 227
The Kings are coming off of a 123-128 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Sacramento barely covered the spread as six point underdogs with the total going over 221.5 points.
The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III, scoring 18 and 19 points, respectively.
In their first preseason game, the Kings covered the 2.5 point spread with the total going under 212.5 points in their 106-102 win against the Phoenix Suns.
Yogi Ferrell went for 26 points and Willie Cauley-Stein netted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds against the Suns.
Golden State Warriors
In their first preseason game, the Warriors were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-110 as 6.5 point favorites with the total going over 221 points. The Dubs were led by Stephen Curry’s 21 points with Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant adding 17 and 16 points, respectively.
The Warriors will be without Steph Curry and Draymond Green for tonight’s contest.
There is some excitement about the NBA’s return to Seattle, even if it is only a preseason game. KD will be returning to his first NBA city and will likely be warmly received and could put on a show for the fans.
But without Steph and Dray and this being a preseason game with minimal implications, it’s hard to back the Dubs against a young Kings squad that is trying to make a name for itself.
We would generally advise staying away from betting NBA preseason games but with the Dubs last four games against the Kings going for totals of 208, 198, 223 and 116 points, taken together with the Kings playing the second game of a back-to-back, the under might be worth a look.