Suns vs. Kings Prediction
The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns each look at have a little positivity near the end of a negative season when they meet up at 10:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are slightly favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the game is listed at 221.5 points. The road team has won and covered the spread in all three meetings between these two this season.
After a long losing streak, Phoenix has managed to pick up back-to-back wins at home over the Mavericks and Thunder to get to 24-57 on the season. The Suns have also covered the spread in five of their last seven games to move to 40-40-1 against the spread. The Suns average 107.7 points per game on offense this season while allowing 113.1 on defense. Over their last five, Phoenix is allowing 116.6 on defense but putting up 117.6 on offense. The Suns are dealing with a lot of injuries and rest, but Devin Booker has really shined in recent weeks and is now averaging 22.1 points per contest to lead the team.
The Kings have lost two straight games to fall to 31-49 overall. Sacramento has covered the spread in three of their last four to move to 40-37-3 against the spread. The Kings are averaging 102.6 points per game on offense while allowing 106.6 on defense. Over their last five games, the Kings are putting up 106.4 points per game on offense while allowing 110.8 on defense. Buddy Hield has been leading the team with 14.4 points and 4 rebounds per game.
While Sacramento is at home, I am going to take a chance on the Suns with the points. Phoenix has the better player right now in Booker, who is more likely to take over a game as opposed to anyone on the thin Kings roster. Phoenix also has been playing somewhat well over their past few games and seems to have some offensive chemistry.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +3