In this all-Western showdown, two squads sitting outside the playoff places of the conference are clashing, when the Sacramento Kings (29-26), who have lost only once in their last 5 games, are hosting the struggling Phoenix Suns (11-46), who on the other hand have won once in their last fifteen and are looking to bounce back.
Date/Time: 02-10-2019, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Sacramento Kings -8
Sacramento Kings have a 29-26 record (32-23 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the West. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Heat with a 102-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Buddy Hield with 20.5 ppg, adding 5.1 boards per game. He is followed by De’Aaron Fox with 17.2 ppg, 3.6 boards and a team high 7.1 dimes per game, while Bogdan Bogdanovic adds 14.8 ppg, 3.6 boards and 4 dimes per game.
Phoenix Suns have a 11-46 record (25-32 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost 14 of their last 15 matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Warriors with a 107-117 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.9 ppg, adding 3.8 boards and a team high 6.7 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game but both players are out with an injury.
It their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once (Kings on the road by 17 points and Suns at home by 4). Kings have a 18-11 home record, while the Suns are 4-24 on the road. Kings are better both offensively, scoring 113.3 ppg to Suns’ 105.9 and defensively, allowing 114.7 ppg to Suns’ 115.8. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.6% to 45.8%) and in 3-pointers (38% to 32.9%). Kings are better in dimes made (25.6 to 23.8), in turnovers committed (13.7 to 15.4) and in boards grabbed (45 to 39.9). Kings are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings Prediction: Sacramento Kings -8 (-109)
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