|NBA Suns vs. Kings Picks & Predictions for Friday, March 8, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 08 March 2013 15:08|
Suns vs. Kings Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Kings as 7-point favorites versus the Suns, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 207 points. Phoenix is 21-40 on the season, while Sacramento is 21-42.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened as 5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 7 points at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 212 but has been bet down to 207 or 206.5 depending on the sports book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Kings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Sacramento. According to latest NBA trends, Phoenix is 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home. Sacramento is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
The Suns (21-40 SU, 24-34-3 ATS, 27-33-1 O/U) are coming off a 98-71 loss at home to Toronto on Wednesday getting 1. That may have been the last game of the season for center Marcin Gortat, who suffered a season-ending injury against the Raptors. Sacramento (21-42 SU, 27-34-2 ATS, 37-24-2 O/U) has lost two straight including an 87-83 defeat at Golden State on Wednesday. The Suns will not only be without Gortat, who averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, but also veteran center Jermaine O'Neal (personal). Even though star center DeMarcus Cousins was benched in their loss to Golden State, expect him to return to form against an undersized and undermanned Suns team. Power forward Jason Thompson has scored 17 or more points in each of the last three games for the Kings. John Salmons has made 23 of his last 40 shots from beyond the arc. Expect the Kings to bounce back against a center-less Suns team with an easy homecourt win.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: SACRAMENTO KINGS -7