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NBA Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 12/8/2023

The Sacramento Kings (11-8) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (12-9) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Footprint Center and televised on NBCS. Both the Kings and Suns will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Kings vs Suns

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Kings’ most recent game against the Pelicans, De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 30 points while going 10/25 from the field. Domantas Sabonis put up 26 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento ended up losing the game with a final score of 127-117.

The Kings come into today’s action with an overall record of 11-8, and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, the team is 6th in the Western Conference and is also 2nd in the Pacific division.

Against the spread, Sacramento have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 10-9 ATS. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 6-4, as opposed to a 4-5 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Suns will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Lakers with a final score of 106-103. The Suns turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 59-47.

With a record of 12-9, the Suns are above .500 as they prepare to take on the Kings. Currently, the Suns are 7th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 9-12 for the season so far. The Suns have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 3-3 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Kings Offense Breakdown

The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.5 points per game. When looking at the Kings pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.6. Although their effective field goal percentage in the NBA stands lower at just 54%, the team’s up-tempo style of play has helped them make up for their below average shooting numbers.

Suns Offense Breakdown

The Suns come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 115.5 points per game (11th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. One thing to keep an eye on is if the Suns will be able to maintain their current level of scoring. Not only does the team tend to play a slower style of basketball, but they are just 21st in shots made inside the arc.

Kings Team Defense

Facing Phoenix, the Kings aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 117.3 points allowed per game (22nd).

The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.

Suns Team Defense

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 16th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.9 points per game.

Phoenix’s defense is currently forcing 14.5 turnovers per game, which is 24th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 7 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Kings And Suns

Our game forecasts for today suggest that De’Aaron Fox is set to be the main scorer for the Kings, recording 21 points and shooting 8/14 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 30.3 points per game, along with 4.7 rebounds.

As for Phoenix, Devin Booker is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.3 points per game.

Kings vs Suns Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 113 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Suns have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 1-4.

Kings vs Suns Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Kings to win, and have the projected score sitting at 111-109. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Kings at -1.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Kings and Suns to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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