Check out our free Suns vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Suns vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Friday, March 24th
- Betting Odds SAC -4.5, PHO +160 | SAC -199 O/U OFF
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 38-34, while going 37-33-2 vs the spread. Against the Kings, the Suns are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -7.5 points.
Not only did the Suns drop their last game to the Lakers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 122-111 as 1 point underdogs. Phoenix was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Lakers by 11 going into halftime. In the loss, Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 68.8%.
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 43-29. So far, the team has gone 39-32-1 against the spread. The Kings head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -15.5.
Sacramento is trying to bounce back from a 132-109 loss to the Celtics. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got home from Sacramento in the 2nd half, as the Celtics extended their 6 point halftime lead to grab a 23 point win. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 18 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Suns picked up the 122-117 win over the Kings. The Suns point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 1.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Suns have a record of 2-1 vs the Kings. Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 113.0 points per game vs the Kings. Just like the Suns, the Kings maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 113.5 points per game vs Phoenix. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Kings hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just -1 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 237 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Suns come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 113.3 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Suns will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.3 made 3’s per game. If Phoenix continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 20th in the league in possessions per game.
Against the Kings, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Kevin Durant. In his 42 games, Durant is averaging 29.5 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists and grabbing 6.8 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Devin Booker, who leads the team and is 10th in the NBA at 28.1 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 49.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 23.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 120.9 points per game. For the season, the Kings have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 8th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 49.7%.
On defense, the Kings will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 29th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.4 points per game. For the season, he is 24th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.2 boards and 6.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 21st ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 70 games, he is averaging 19.0 and is 22nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Suns vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -4.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF