Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 10/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+9)
The Sacramento Kings are en route to Chase Center on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Golden State Warriors. Sacramento opens this game as 9-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Kings played the Trail Blazers and took a loss by a score of 115-108 in their last game. Sacramento ended with a 45.9% FG percentage (39 out of 85) and made 17 of 44 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Kings made 13 of 19 tries for a rate of 68.4%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 41 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 27 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the floor on 39 of 88 shooting. Portland distributed 20 dimes and had 11 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Portland snagged 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Portland ended up going 78.8% at the free throw line by converting 26 of 33 attempts. They converted 11 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Kings ended up finishing with 25 while the Trail Blazers finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
De'Aaron Fox is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He was able to score 33 points on 12 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and snagged 7 boards. Fox finished the game shooting 57.1% from the floor and also dished out 7 dimes.
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Sacramento steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 0-1 on the season. They average 108.0 pts per game (21st in the league) while shooting 45.9% from the field. The Kings are shooting 38.6% on shots from distance (17 of 44) and 68.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Sacramento is collecting 41.0 boards per game and has 27 assists on the year, which has them ranked 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 25.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Kings are forcing 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 20 relinquished this year. The Kings defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.3% (39 of 88) and they surrender 44.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 39.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.0).
The last time they took the court, the Warriors went home defeated by a final of 128-123 when they faced the Nuggets. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Golden State permitted Denver to grab 41 in total (12 on the offensive side). They shot 44.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 out of 34 and ended up shooting 21 of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). The Warriors permitted the Nuggets to knock down 46 out of their 86 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.5% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 42 for 88 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.7%. Regarding shooting from distance, Golden State knocked down 15 of their 44 tries (34.1%). They were able to make 24 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.9%. The Nuggets were called for 22 fouls in this contest which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They also turned it over 18 times, while recording 10 steals in this game. The Warriors were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the matchup.
Stephen Curry ended up being a factor for the Warriors in this game. Curry earned 34 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the game. He knocked down 10 out of 22 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 1-1 on the season. The Warriors are responsible for committing 23.0 fouls per contest and they hit 82.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 32.5 times per game (2nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 18.5 times per contest. Golden State has 246 points so far this season (123.0 per contest) and they collect 41.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Warriors are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in the league.
The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in points per game surrendered with 118.5. They are able to force 21.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (21st in the league). The Golden State defense concedes 33.8% on 3-point shots (25 of 74) and their opponents are converting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They have given up 26.5 dimes and 44.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 22nd and 18th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+9)
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