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Warriors vs. Kings odds, prediction, time: 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament picks, April 16 bets by proven model

The Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings link up in a 9-seed vs. 10-seed contest in the 2024 NBA Play-in Tournament on Tuesday. The winner of this game faces the loser of the Lakers/Pelicans game to fight for the No. 8 seed. These Pacific Division foes played four times this season and split the series 2-2. On Jan. 25, the Kings topped the Warriors 134-133.

Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Golden State is the 3-point favorite in the latest Warriors vs. Kings odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 222.5. Before making any Kings vs. Warriors picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 88-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Kings and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Kings vs. Warriors:

  • Warriors vs. Kings spread: Golden State -3
  • Warriors vs. Kings over/under: 222.5 points
  • Warriors vs. Kings money line: Golden State -152, Sacramento +129
  • Warriors: The Golden State Warriors have won 17 of their last 21 away games
  • Kings: The Sacramento Kings have hit the game total Under in 16 of their last 20 games
  • Warriors vs. Kings picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Warriors can cover

Guard Stephen Curry is a dominant presence on the court. Curry has limitless range and forces defenses to plan around him. The 10-time All-Star is able to thread the needle as a passer as well. Curry ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring (26.4) with 4.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season. In his last outing, he dropped 33 points and five assists.

Forward Jonathan Kuminga provides the Warriors with a downhill scoring threat. Kuminga can finish around the rim with ease and is an active force on the glass. The 21-year-old logs 16.1 points, 4.8 rebound  and 2.2 assists per contest. On April 11 against the Portland Trail Blazers, Kuminga totaled 19 points and six boards. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why the Kings can cover

Forward Keegan Murray is a good floor spacer who doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be effective. He fights on the glass and has a pure jumper on the perimeter. The Iowa product averages 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, and shoots 35% from downtown. He’s scored at least 19 points in three of his last five games, including on April 12 versus the Phoenix Suns when Murray had 23 points, seven rebounds, and made five 3-pointers.

Forward Harrison Barnes is another valuable player in the frontcourt. Barnes provides Sacramento with an active defender who has a fine offensive game. The UNC product is an efficient spot-up shooter, making 38% of his 3-point attempts. Barnes averages 12.2 points with three rebounds per game, and in his last contest against the Warriors, the 31-year-old had 39 points and went 7-of-12 from 3-point land. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Kings vs. Warriors picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 224 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine

So who wins Warriors vs. Kings, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that’s 88-58 on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out. 

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