Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 25-53. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 99.2 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 19-59. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per contest and giving up 113.6, which is a point differential of -9.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-38-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-38-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 35-40-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 36-42-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/01/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix
04/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Ankle left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Phoenix
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
04/02/18 G Troy Daniels Ankle left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
04/01/18 G Elfrid Payton Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
04/01/18 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
04/01/18 G Devin Booker Hand is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
03/31/18 F TJ Warren Knee is out indefinitely
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Devin Booker averages 24.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 99.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.32 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Kings allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 21st in the league with 103.8 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.77. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Suns surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Sacramento is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Phoenix is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Suns are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +1
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