The Phoenix Suns (11-46), who are currently on a 13-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they travel to Golden 1 Center to clash against the Sacramento Kings (29-26). Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 10, 2019, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Arizona.
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Betting Preview
In the Suns’ last outing, they lost to the Golden State Warriors, 117-107, but were able to cover as 17-point underdogs. Kelly Oubre Jr. put together a solid game for Phoenix, leading both teams in scoring with 25 points on 9-for-19 shooting. Golden State held the Suns to an effective field goal percentage of 0.416 (below their season average of 0.515). Phoenix, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.8 (better than their season average of 13.9). The two teams combined to put up 224 points, which came in under the O/U total of 229.5.
The Kings come in on a high note after covering the 3.5-point spread against the Miami Heat in their last game, 102-96. Sacramento rallied around Buddy Hield, who was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting. The Kings made 19 of their 25 free throws (76.0 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 15.7). The two clubs combined to record 198 points, which finished well under the O/U total of 220.5.
It could be a mistake-prone game for the Phoenix offense. Phoenix ranks 29th in the league in ball protection (turnover percentage of 15.0 percent), while the gambling defense of Sacramento forces the fifth-most turnovers in the league (15.1 percent).
Of Phoenix’s 57 games, 31 have finished under the projected point total, while 29 of Sacramento’s 55 games have finished over the O/U total. The Kings hold a sizable advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 29-26 SU and 32-23 ATS, while the Suns are 11-46 SU and 25-32 ATS.
These two teams have already met twice this year, each winning once. In the most recent contest, Oubre Jr. scored a game-high 26 points and the Suns defeated the Kings 115-111, covering as 4-point underdogs. He also had five rebounds. The two teams combined to put up 226 points, which was just 1.5 points below the projected point total of 227.5 points. The Suns’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Kings. Phoenix had a rate of 16.5, while Sacramento posted a mark of 21.2.
Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings ATS Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Suns, ATS Winner – Suns, O/U – Under
Phoenix ranks fifth in three pointers allowed per game (29.4) while Sacramento ranks 29th (34.2).
Sacramento ranks ninth in assists per game (25.6) while Phoenix ranks 26th in assists allowed per game (25.8).
The Kings rank 19th in rebounds per game (45.0) while the Suns rank last (39.9).
Sacramento is 20-9 ATS at home, while Phoenix is 12-16 ATS on the road.
Sacramento is 4-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in its last five games.
Across its past five outings, Phoenix is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Kings have outscored opponents by an average of 4.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Sacramento has been defeated by an average of 1.5 points.
During their last five games, the Suns have scored an average of 108.2 points per game (2.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.0 points per game (3.2 above their season average).