The 2021-22 NBA regular season will close down with a huge 15-game Sunday card, so we are taking a closer look at the Pacific Division showdown from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, to get you the best Kings vs. Suns betting pick along with the latest odds update on Bookmaker Sportsbook.
Sacramento wraps up another disappointing campaign, while Phoenix is getting ready for the postseason. The Suns aim for their third straight victory over the Kings, who beat Phoenix 110-107 as 8-point road dogs on October 27, 2021.
The Kings play without rest
The Sacramento Kings will finish the 2021-22 season with a back-to-back set. They visited the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night, and their divisional battle has been excluded from the analysis.
Sacramento is No. 12 seed in the Western Conference. The Kings are a huge five games behind the No. 10 San Antonio Spurs and will miss the postseason for the 16th consecutive year. That’s the longest active playoff drought in the Association.
De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, Terence Davis, and Richaun Holmes are all done for the season due to injuries or personal reasons. Rookie guard Davion Mitchell has led the way for the Kings lately, tallying 18.0 points and 7.3 assists a night over his last 12 outings (nine starts).
The Suns own the best record in the NBA
The Phoenix Suns are coming off a 111-105 road victory at the Utah Jazz this past Friday. It was their second win in the last five outings, as the Suns bounced back from a tough 113-109 defeat at the Los Angeles Clippers.
Phoenix overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit in Salt Lake City. The Suns allowed only 13 points in the final 12 minutes, showing why their record is the best in the NBA. Devin Booker dropped 33 points on the Jazz; Chris Paul posted a 16-point, 16-rebound double-double, while Deandre Ayton added 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and a couple of blocks.
Cameron Payne sat out the Jazz game due to a knee injury, and he’s questionable to play Sunday in the regular-season finale. Keep tracking the injury report, as the Suns could decide to rest a few players on Sunday.
- 1-3-1 ATS in the last five games overall
- 9-5 ATS in the last 14 games overall
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns Pick
Even if the Suns give their studs a day off, they should have enough weapons to outlast the Kings. Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton all missed that narrow defeat at the Clippers, and the Suns nearly erased a massive 39-point deficit.
Phoenix will certainly try to finish the regular season on a high note. On the other side, the Kings have been pretty unpredictable of late. They miss key players and have to deal with fatigue on the second day of a back-to-back.
Pick: Take Phoenix Suns
Both Sacramento and Phoenix like to play at a fast pace, so I would take the over on the totals. Over their previous ten showings, the Kings have recorded 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, while the Suns have registered 102.0.
Sacramento has posted the fifth-worst net rating in the NBA in that ten-game stretch (-7.3). The Kings have yielded 116.9 points per 100 possessions on 48.0% shooting from the field and 37.1% from beyond the arc.
Pick: Go over