Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings - 12/28/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -1
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (11-19, 4th in the Pacific Division) head to Golden 1 Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (12-19, 3rd in the Pacific Division). Phoenix opens this game as 1 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 222.
The Suns are covering the spread 55.2% of the time, having gone 16-13-1 ATS. Sacramento is covering the spread 51.6% of the time, going 16-15-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/26/2019 Deandre Ayton C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/26/2019 Jr SF Groin Game Time Decision
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/27/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Foot Game Time Decision
12/26/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Back Game Time Decision
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 24.0 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Harrison Barnes averages 15.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 28.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Suns allow 115.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 26th in the league with 105.0 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.3. The Kings are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Kings surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Suns are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 19th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Phoenix is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Kings are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.9, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 17th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -1
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