Here are the Kings vs Warriors Betting Odds and our prediction for this 2023 NBA Playoffs series.
The Sacramento Kings made the playoffs for the first time in 16 years, and now they will play the Golden State Warriors in the first round.
The Kings finished the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Their high-powered offense took the league by storm this year, and they’ll need to be on their game against the Warriors, who have more playoff experience than them.
Even though the Warriors are the No. 6 seed, they will feel good about their chances since they only have to travel to Sacramento. They want to be the lowest-seeded team to win a title since the No. 6 seed Houston Rockets in 1995.
In a classic fight between youth and experience, this all-California matchup is sure to be a lot of fun.
Kings vs Warriors Betting Odds for Game 1
Here are the Kings vs Warriors Betting Odds for the first game of this best-of-seven series for the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs:
- Golden State Warriors PK -110
- Sacramento Kings PK -110
- Total: 238.5 Over/Under
Before getting action on this game, we invite you to check out our article on how to bet on the NBA so that you can get an edge when placing your bets.
Kings vs Warriors Regular Season Games in 2022–23
The Warriors beat the Warriors 3-1 in the regular season.
- Warriors 130, Kings 125, Oct. 23, 2022
- Warriors 116, Kings 113, November 7, 2022
- Kings win 122 to 115 on November 13, 2023.
- Warriors 119, Kings 97, April 7, 2023
Outside of the last game of the season, when the Kings were missing Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox and lost by a lot, the first three games were close, with the winning team winning by an average of just five points.
The main story of the Kings vs. Warriors game is Andrew Wiggins’ return and the 3-point fight.
As with most games between the Golden State Warriors, this one will come down to how well each team shoots 3-pointers.
Most teams wouldn’t want to get into a battle with the Warriors, but the Kings might be one of the best-equipped teams to go head-to-head with the Splash Brothers and the rest of the Warriors.
Golden State averaged 16.6 3-pointers per game during the regular season, while the Kings were fifth with 13.3.
The Kings can score quickly because they have the best offense in the league (118.6 points per 100 plays), while the Warriors have the fastest pace in the league this season.
All signs point to this series being one for the gunslingers. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Kevin Huerter, and Keegan Murray, five of the 20 players who have made at least 200 threes this season, are all in this series.
When Andrew Wiggins comes back, he will be able to guard the perimeter, which will change the game for Golden State.
Wiggins has been slowly increasing the amount of work he does. Over the weekend, he took part in 5-on-5 scrimmages, and it is expected that he will be ready to play in Game 1 on Saturday.
It’s worth noting that the Warriors’ defense got much better over their last 10 games. Adding Wiggins back into the mix will give them a huge boost in dealing with players like Fox, Murray, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, and Keegan Murray, especially on the road, where they’ve let opponents shoot a scorching 40.1 percent from beyond the arc, compared to just 33 percent at Chase Center.
When and Where to Watch Kings vs Warriors
On April 15, 2023, the first round of the NBA Playoffs starts.
|Saturday, April 15||Game 1||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
The full schedules for each first-round series haven’t been released yet, but each game will be shown on TNT, ESPN, ABC, or NBA TV.
We wish you the best of luck with your betting action on the Kings vs Warriors series for the 2023 NBA Playoffs.