Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Kings versus the Suns? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The Kings are the favored team in this Pacific divisional contest against the Suns. The game’s over/under currently sits at 234.5 points.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sacramento Kings -1.5
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Friday, December 8th.
WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Kings.
- Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 16 threes.
Does Sacramento Have What it Takes on the Road?
In today’s game against the Suns, the Kings aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 11-8. The team is presently 6th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division.
Presently, Sacramento boasts an ATS record of 10-9, which is above .500 against the spread. Sacramento has gone 6-8 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-1 when playing as underdogs.
The Kings’ offense finished with 117 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 116.5 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is De’Aaron Fox, who holds an average of 30.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19 points per game this season.
Looking at the Kings defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.3 points per game (22nd).
On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 37.5% from beyond the arc.
Can the Suns Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Over the Suns’ last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 12-9. At the moment, the team holds 7th place in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Pacific division.
Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 9-12 for the season so far. Phoenix has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 5-6 ATS on the road compared to 4-6 at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Suns offense tallied 103 points in a matchup against the Lakers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.3%, and they made 12 threes. So far, three-pointers haven’t been a huge part of Phoenix’s offense, as they average just 31.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is 47% while averaging 97.8 possessions per contest.
At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 112.9 points per game.
The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.