Phoenix Suns Travel to Sacramento to Face the Kings
The Phoenix Suns are the best team in the Western Conference, without question. On Sunday, they face the Sacramento Kings, a team that will likely be eliminated from playoff contention.
However, the Kings have pulled off upsets before, so the Suns will have to keep that in mind. Phoenix will also come in as pretty heavy favorites, so can they win and cover the spread?
The Sacramento Kings have played fairly well at home, considering their record. It’s unfortunate they couldn’t be more competitive this year, but they’ve found ways to do well at the sportsbook.
Taking on the Suns is going to be a tough task, one that not many teams have been able to do. Could the Sacramento Kings pull off one of the biggest upsets of the year on Sunday night?
Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings March 20th
The Phoenix Suns aren’t only the team with the best record in the NBA; they also have a great offense. On average, the Suns put up 114.03 points per game, ranking fifth in the NBA.
With an offense this efficient, backed by a strong defense, it’s not a surprise they lead the NBA in wins. However, with these wins comes a very large spread that they’ll have to cover on Sunday.
The Sacramento Kings rank dead center in the NBA when it comes to points per game. Putting up 110.26 points per game is pretty good; their real problem is on defense. As a team, the Kings rank 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game.
Giving up over 115 points per game, the Kings put themselves into a tough position against the Suns. So, who’s the best pick in this game?
Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Betting Prediction
Knowing that the Suns are going to have to cover a lot of points could scare some bettors. However, you’ll be happy to know that the last time these two faced, the Suns were -3.5.
Now, that likely won’t be the margin this time, but hopefully, it won’t be unreasonable. We assume that the spread will have the Suns -10.5 in this game. So, could they cover a margin that large?
In a recent game, the Suns took on the New Orleans Pelicans, a team similar to the Kings. Phoenix was on the road, and they won 131-115, covering the 4.5-point spread.
Before that, they faced the Los Angeles Lakers, a team with LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. They took down the Lakers 140-111, covering the spread with ease, so the answer to the question is yes.
If the spread has the Suns -10.5 points, they should have no problem covering. On the road, the Suns have gone 20-12 against the spread this season, a remarkable feat. Look for them to cover once again here, with the total going over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.