Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting prediction

NBA: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 1/16/2024

The Sacramento Kings (23-16) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (21-18) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on NBCS. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Bucks, De’Aaron Fox was the top scorer for Sacramento, recording 32 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 52.4%. Malik Monk added 28 points, but unfortunately, Sacramento was defeated in the game with a score of 143-142.

Across their last ten games, the Kings have gone 6-4 and have an overall record of 23-16. When looking at their 39 games, they have gone 15-12 against Western Conference teams and are 8-4 against non-conference opponents.

Against the spread, Sacramento are currently above .500, at 21-18 ATS. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 12-7, as opposed to a 9-11 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

Devin Booker led Phoenix with 34 points against the Trail Blazers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 60.5% in the game. Bradley Beal also contributed 23 points as the Suns won by a score of 127-116 vs. the Trail Blazers.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Kings, the Suns look to build on their above .500 record of 21-18. When playing away from home, the Suns are 10-7 this season compared to their 11-11 record at home.

Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 14-25 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Phoenix is 10-18 vs. the spread while going 4-7 as the underdog.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.2 points per game (8th).

So far this season, the Kings have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses, averaging 118.2 points per game (8th). However, they have been slightly less effective on the road, scoring 114.9 points per game away from home (13th).

In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is shooting 47% from the field this season (14th). When it comes to two-point field goal attempts, they are 26th in the league, but they have the 6th best two-point field goal percentage at 56%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 3rd in the NBA in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc (12th).

Suns Offense Breakdown

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The Suns come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 115.8 points per game.

At home, the Suns are scoring 116.9 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. On average, they are scoring 115.8 points per game this season (14th). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.7% of their games.

From the field, Phoenix is shooting 48% overall (9th). In terms of three-point shooting, they are making 11.8 threes per game (25th) at a 37% clip (11th).

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Suns are 4th in attempts at 26.1 per game. Overall, they are making 21.4 free throws per game (2nd).

Kings Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Kings is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 117.7 points per game (21st). Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.6% and 38.5% from three-point territory.

Suns Team Defense

So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 114.4 points per contest. For the season, Phoenix is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.7 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.9%.

Key Players For The Kings And Suns

The outlook for today’s matchup points to De’Aaron Fox as the primary point contributor for the Kings, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.8 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Kevin Durant is our projected leading scorer for the Suns. We have him ending the game with a team-high 28 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.6% and is averaging 29 points per contest.

Kings vs Suns Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Suns offense has averaged 121 points per game while allowing an average of 121. Phoenix posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Kings have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Kings vs Suns Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Suns vs. Kings game, we suggest taking the Kings at +5. Even though our predictions have the Suns winning 117-114, we see the Kings as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 243 and given that our model is projecting 231 points between the teams, we like the under.

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