The Suns (-198) are currently 5-point favorites over the Kings (+163). Sacramento is 30-22 and 7th in the Western Conference. Phoenix is 6th in the West and has a record of 31-22. This Western Pacific Division matchup will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 ET and the game will be televised on TNT.
Phoenix (-198) is currently 5-point favorites over Sacramento (+163). The Kings are 30-22 and 7th in the Western Conference. The Suns are 6th in the West and have a record of 31-22. This Western Pacific Division matchup will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 ET and the game will be televised on TNT.
SACRAMENTO KINGS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns -5
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 141-122 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 15 threes.
Are the Kings Ready for a Road Win?
Sacramento is coming off a 127-113 loss to the Thunder, where they were 3-point underdogs. The combined scoring in that game was 240 points, and the O/U line was 239.5.
For the season, the Kings have an O/U record of 27-24-1, and the over has hit in their last six games. Today’s O/U line is set at 245, which is higher than their season average of 236.3.
Sacramento is 5-9 as the underdog this season and has gone 8-6 ATS as the underdog. As the underdog, they have failed to cover the spread in two straight games, and their ATS record as the underdog on the road is 16-12.
In the Western Conference, the Kings are in 7th place with a record of 30-22. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 19-14 and 6-5 against Pacific Division opponents.
On the road, the Kings are 15-13 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +0.1 points per game. Their ATS record on the road is 16-12.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Kings are 9th in the league in scoring at 118.6 points per game. However, they are averaging just 115.8 points per game on the road this season (12th).
When it comes to three-point shooting, Sacramento is 3rd in both three-point attempts and makes. On average, they are hitting 15 threes per game at a 37% clip (10th).
One area where the Kings have been strong is in sharing the ball, as they are 4th in the NBA with 28.8 assists per game. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 7th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game.
Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 118.1 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.5% and 39.5% from three-point territory.
Can the Suns Offense Score Enough at Home?
The Suns are favored by 5 points today against the Kings and have a 26-14 record as the favorite this season. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 5.2 points per game when favored.
Phoenix has gone 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games and are 21-31 ATS for the season. At home, their ATS record is 9-17, and they have covered the spread in their last two home games.
Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 26-27, and their games have averaged 231.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 245, and 50 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that.
In their most recent game, the Suns lost to the Warriors by a score of 113-112. The O/U line for that game was 242.5, and Phoenix was favored by 1.5 points going into the game.
In the Western Conference standings, the Suns are currently in 6th place with a record of 31-22. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-15 compared to 13-7 in non-conference games.
At home, the Suns are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 13th in the league. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 117.4 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the NBA.
Phoenix is one of the most efficient teams in the league, shooting 49% from the field, which is 2nd in the NBA. From three-point range, they are 8th in the league at 37%. In terms of free throws, they are 4th in the league in made free throws per game.
When it comes to offensive rebounds, the Suns are 24th in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 15th in the league.
The Suns’ defense is presently ranked 15th in the league, allowing an average of 114.4 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.4% while allowing 36.8% from downtown.