Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks and Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Phoenix Suns head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 10.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 17-56. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 107.0 points per game while giving up 116.1 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 35-36. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 114.1 points per contest and give up 114.8, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-39-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 31-41-0 against the over/under this year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 41-28-1 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 35-34-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/21/19 SF Josh Jackson Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Sacramento
03/21/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Saturday vs Sacramento
03/21/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is out for season
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/22/19 F Harry Giles III Thigh left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
Deandre Ayton comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.0 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 116.1 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 9th in the NBA with 114.1 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.72. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.5. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Kings give up 114.8 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 114.3, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Sacramento is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Kings are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -10.5
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