Planning on watching today’s Suns and Kings game? Catch the action at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, as the Kings hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 244.5 points and the Kings are the favorite to win at home vs. the Suns.
PHOENIX SUNS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns +3.5
This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the Kings.
- Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 15 threes.
Can The Suns Secure a Road Victory?
Coming into today’s matchup with the Kings, the Suns are looking to stay above .500. So far, they are 14-13 overall, including a 10-9 mark against Western Conference opponents and 4-4 in non-conference play.
Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 10-17 as they come into today’s game. Phoenix has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 5-10 ATS at home compared to 5-7 on the road.
The Suns’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 104 points against the Trail Blazers. In that game, they made 5/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 44.7%. Leading the team in scoring is Kevin Durant, who is averaging 31 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Devin Booker also maintains a PPG average of 27.9 heading into game.
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15 in the NBA, permitting 113.8 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.
Can the Kings Offense Score Enough at Home?
Over the Kings’ last ten games, they have gone 6-4 and come into today’s game vs. the Suns with an overall record of 16-10. This season, the Kings are 6-6 on the road and 10-4 when playing at home.
Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 14-12 so far this season. The Kings have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 4-2 vs. the spread as the underdog.
The Kings offense is coming off a game in which they scored 119 points vs. the Celtics. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.3% while connecting on 21 threes. Up to this point, the Kings’ offense has been efficient inside the arc, posting a two-point field goal percentage of 55%. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the NBA possessions per game (100.3).
Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 118.2 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.3% from downtown.