The Sacramento Kings (30-22) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (31-22) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on TNT. Both the Kings and Suns will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Kings vs Suns
The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Malik Monk scored 26 for Sacramento against the Thunder which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.9%. Domantas Sabonis put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Sacramento ended up losing the game with a final score of 127-113.
As the Kings get ready to face off against the Suns, they are hoping to add to their above .500 record of 30-22. In the Western Conference, the Kings are in 7th place and are also 3rd in the Pacific division.
Sacramento comes in with an overall ATS record of 27-25 so far this season. This season, Sacramento has a 19-19 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 8-6 when playing as underdogs.
The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Suns’ most recent game versus the Warriors saw Devin Booker lead the Suns with 32 points while shooting 11/21 from the field. While Kevin Durant was 2nd on the team with 24 points, Phoenix fell short in the game with a final score of 113-112.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Kings, the Suns are above .500 with a record of 31-22. At home, the Suns are 16-11 compared to their road record of 15-11.
Phoenix’s ATS record sits below .500 (21-31). During this season, Phoenix has a 15-24 record against the spread as favorites and 6-7 as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Kings arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.6 points per game (9th).
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are one of the most prolific teams in the NBA, ranking 3rd in both three-point attempts and makes per game. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118.6 points per game.
On the road, Sacramento is averaging 115.8 points per game, which is 12th in the league. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the NBA at 100.3 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Kings have outscored the league average in 65.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th in the NBA at 48%.
Suns Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Suns are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117.4 points per game (12th).
When playing at home, the Suns are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in the league at 117.4 points per game.
Phoenix has been one of the most efficient teams in the NBA this season. They are 2nd in field goal percentage, hitting 49% of their shots. In addition, they are 3rd in true shooting percentage.
One area where the Suns have been strong is getting to the free-throw line. They are 6th in free throw attempts per game and 4th in made free throws.
Kings Team Defense
At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 22nd in the NBA, permitting 118.1 points per game. The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.9% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.
Suns Team Defense
On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.4 points per game. For the season, Phoenix is ranked 24th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.8 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.8%.
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 25 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. This season, he is averaging 26.4 points per game along with 3.9 boards.
As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.5% and is averaging 28.3 points per contest.
Kings vs Suns Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 115 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Suns have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 123 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Suns have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.
Not only do we have the Suns winning this one by a score of 141-122, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Suns at -5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 245 and our model has the Kings and Suns finishing with a combined 263 points. Our pick is to take the over.
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