NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Suns
Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Sacramento pays a visit to Phoenix on Thursday, hoping to send the Suns to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at US Airways Center.
The Suns sit at 23-49 (27-43-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 26-46 (32-39-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 32-38-2 OU, and Sacramento is 42-29-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns - Kings odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 29 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-93 win for the Kings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.3 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.7 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 105 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring on their home court.
The Kings were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings got a 31-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Sacramento handed Golden State a 105-98 defeat on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
The Suns were a 103-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix suffered a 103-88 loss against Utah on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Wes Johnson in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Kings at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 14 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Sacramento's last 22 games
Phoenix is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Phoenix's last 20 games at home
Sacramento home to LA Lakers, Saturday, March 30
Phoenix home to Indiana, Saturday, March 30