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Kings open as NBA underdog vs Suns

Sacramento KingsPhoenix Suns
6-14December 13, 2013, 09:00 | US Airways Center12-9

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Kings of Sacramento hit the hard court against the Suns of Phoenix.

The Suns bring a 12-9 record (14-5-2 ATS) to the battle against the 6-14 Kings, who are 7-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 13-8 so far and the Kings go 9-11. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

The Kings were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 210 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Suns and the No. 21-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-90 result in favor of the Suns.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 122-101 loser at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (223) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Jazz on Wednesday as Utah blasted them 122-101 at Sleep Train Arena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 114-108 winner as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Suns covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was victimized by Goran Dragic for 31 points as the Suns defeated the Lakers 114-108 in NBA action on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 17 in the league with 42.4 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.14 per game, while the Kings rate No. 18 with 7.15 per contest.

Next up:
Sacramento home to Houston, Sunday, December 15th
Phoenix home to Golden State, Sunday, December 15th