Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Sacramento Kings head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 3 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 19-20. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.8 as they average 115.2 points per contest while giving up 117.0 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 9-32. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.3 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-17-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 27-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-23-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 18-22-0 against the over/under this year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/05/19 G Iman Shumpert Finger is questionable Monday vs Orlando
01/05/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/07/19 G Devin Booker Back left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Sacramento
De'Aaron Fox comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield averages 20.5 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Devin Booker scores 24.8 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 115.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Kings allow 117.0 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.8. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Suns give up 115.1 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Kings are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Sacramento is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -3
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