Such an easy win yesterday with the Spurs absolutely punishing the Clippers from start to finish to cover their -2.5 line with ease. We’re now on consecutive best bet wins and are looking to make it three on the spin with a tasty nine game slate on the Cards for Friday the 14th. Check out our best pick below and as always, good luck to everyone following!
Best Bet Friday December 14th
Golden State Warriors @ Sacramento Kings (10pm ET)
Our best bet from the large Friday slate comes from the Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings match-up. This Western Conference duel will be the second game of a four game regular season series between these teams. The Warriors were victorious in their first match-up, but only just as they defeated the Kings by a single point on their home floor. Last season the series surprisingly ended at two games a piece.
The Warriors come into this game in disappointing form, despite being at full strength (minus DeMarcus Cousins). Their last game was a really strange 20 point loss to the Raptors at Oracle where they never even looked likely. The most surprising part of the loss? The Raptors didn’t even have Kawhi Leonard. It’s not all doom and gloom for the Warriors though, as they’re finally getting their troops back together and will be able to find some continuity as a unit, which has something they’ve desperately missed in the early part of the season. As it stands the Warriors hold a 19-10 record, which surprisingly has them in second place in Western Conference standings.
The Kings come into this duel in some really good form, having won five of their last six games to improve on their already impressive season. They’ve managed to defy all odds to post a 15-12 record to date, placing them in eighth position in a stacked Western Conference. The Kings are one of few teams this season to have positive records both at home and away, which just shows the consistency they’ve been able to play with.
Simply put, an eight points handicap is far too much for the Kings at home. They’re a quality outfit and just aren’t getting the respect they deserve here. The Warriors are yet to show that they’re the championship team of last year and until they do, we’re more than happy to oppose them. We are comfortable recommending a play on the Kings to keep this one close, if not win against the champs.