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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Warriors vs. Kings on Thursday

We go over some of the best betting options for Thursday’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.

Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen (31) and forward Dean Wade (32) in the fourth quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

In one of the last games to tip-off Thursday night, the Golden State Warriors will take on the Sacramento Kings at 10 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams played on Jan. 5, Golden State won 137-106.

The Warriors are coming into the contest on a two-game losing streak after falling 108-98 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Golden Warriors has lost three out of their last five games and are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Kings defeated the Atlanta Hawks 110-108 on Wednesday night, extending their win streak to two games. Sacramento has won four out of their last five games and are 6-4 in their last 10.

Can the Kings get a win on the second night of a back-to-back over the Warriors? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Warriors vs. Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pick ATS: Kings -2.5

The line for Thursday’s late-night tip is currently set at 2.5 points, with Sacramento being favored at home. The Warriors are looking to fix their road woes as they have only won two out of their last seven road games. Those two wins came against the Memphis Grizzlies and a bad Houston Rockets team.

This season, Golden State has a record of 12-13 against other Western Conference teams, hence why they currently sit at .500 (22-22). The Warriors will be without superstar guard Stephen Curry for Thursday night’s game due to a tailbone. With no Curry, Golden State will look towards Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. to carry the offense. Against the Sixers on Tuesday, Wiggins had 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-3 3pt), while Oubre led the team with a double-double consisting of 24 points (8-14 FG, 2-4 3pt) and 10 rebounds.

The Warriors are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against the Kings. They are also not a great bet away from the Chase Center with a record of 9-14 ATS. As for the Kings, they are riding high after a good win over the recently surging Atlanta Hawks. De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 37 points (13-20 FG, 3-4 3pt) in 40 minutes. Rookie point guard Tyrese Haliburton added 17 points and seven assists in the win.

Sacramento will be looking for their fourth-straight home win as they’ve won their previous three by an average of 8.3 points. The Kings are surprisingly 4-1 ATS in their last five games but 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home contests. This season, Sacramento is 8-14 at home ATS. Also, on the second night of a back-to-back, the Kings are 4-5 against the spread.

Pick Over/Under: Under 225.5

Since we do not have player props posted for this game yet, we are instead, going to take a look at the point total. The point total for Thursday night’s contest is set at 225.5. In their last five games, Golden State has gone over 225.5 points in one game. Meanwhile, in the Kings’ last five contest, they’ve gone over the point total twice.

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