At 9:00 ET, the Sacramento Kings (23-16) will travel to take on the Phoenix Suns (21-18) in a Western Pacific Division matchup. The Suns are currently favored by 5 and have won two in a row, while the Kings are on a two-game losing streak.
This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for this game is currently sitting at 243 points.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacramento Kings +5
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.
WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-114 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 15 threes.
Do the Kings Stand a Chance on the Road?
Sacramento has lost two straight games as the underdog and is 4-5 as the underdog this season. The Kings are currently 5-point underdogs against the Suns.
The Kings’ O/U record for the season is 19-19-1, and 33 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 243. This year, their games have averaged 235.9 points per game.
Sacramento’s last game was a 143-142 loss to the Bucks. The O/U line for that game was 245.5, and the Kings covered the spread as 4-point underdogs.
In the Western Conference, the Kings are 5th with a record of 23-16. Against the West, they are 15-12 and 8-4 in non-conference games. On the road, the Kings are 10-9.
This season, the Kings have an ATS record of 21-18, including a road ATS record of 12-7. In their last two games, they have covered the spread and are 6-3 as the underdog.
So far this season, the Kings are 8th in the league in scoring at 118.2 points per game. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 114.9 points per game.
In terms of pace, Sacramento is 8th in the league with an average of 100.3 possessions per game. They are also 5th in the NBA in assists at 28.8 per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are one of the most prolific teams in the league. They are 3rd in both three-point makes (15 per game) and attempts (40.7 per game).
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Kings is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 117.7 points per game (21st). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 12.8 per game, which is 15th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 27th in blocked shots at 4 per game.
Will the Suns Live Up to Expectations at Home?
As the favorite, the Suns have gone 18-10 this season and are favored by 5 points today. In their last three games as the favorite, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 3-0 ATS.
Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 22-17, and 36 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 243. On average, their games have seen 230.2 points scored.
In their last game, the Suns beat the Trail Blazers by a score of 127-116. The O/U line for that game was 234 points. Phoenix was favored by 14.5 points in that game, but they did not cover the spread.
Currently, the Suns are 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 21-18. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place. Phoenix has won two straight games and is 14-25 ATS for the season.
Looking at their ATS record, the Suns are 7-15 ATS at home and 7-10 ATS on the road. This year, they are 10-18 as the favorite and 3-8 as the underdog.
At home this season, the Suns are averaging 116.9 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 14th in scoring at 115.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 25th in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Suns are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Phoenix is 11th in three-point shooting at 37%.
So far, the Suns have made an average of 21.4 free throws per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league with 25.9 per game.
So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 114.4 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Suns are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.