Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Golden 1 Center
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Phoenix Suns travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 3 point favorites.
The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 9-19. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.9 as they are averaging 107.1 points per contest while giving up 115.0 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 8-18. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per contest and giving up 105.5, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-12-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/10/17 PG George Hill Personal is "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix
12/10/17 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Mike James averages 10.8 points per game in 21.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Buddy Hield averages 12.5 points per game while playing 23 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.93 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season. Sacramento is 30th in the league with 96.1 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.38. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Kings are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Suns are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Phoenix is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 4th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -3
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks