Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 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 Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1.5 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 39-43. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -1.1 as they averaged 114.2 points per game while giving up 115.3 per contest. The Suns had an overall mark of 19-63 last year. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 107.5 points per contest and gave up 116.8, which was a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 45-35-2 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 36-46-0 against the spread last season
The Phoenix Suns were 37-44-1 against the over/under last year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/19/2019 Tyler Lydon PF Hip Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Back Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Harry Giles PF Knee Game Time Decision
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/18/2019 Dario Saric PF Quadriceps Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Tyler Johnson SG Knee Game Time Decision
Buddy Hield comes into this game after averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage was 89%. Marvin Bagley averaged 14.9 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.0 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 50% for the season while his free throw percentage was 69%.
Ricky Rubio scored 12.7 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.6 rebounds per contest and had 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Devin Booker averaged 26.6 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.1 rebounds per game and had 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averaged 114.2 points per contest last year, which was 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.1 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 4th in the NBA. They averaged 45.4 boards per contest and 25.4 assists per game, which ranked them 14th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 24th with 13.4 per game. The Kings allowed 115.3 points per contest, which was 26th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 48.0 rebounds a game which ranked 30th, and they allowed 24.7 assists per game which put them in 17th place in the league. They forced 15.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix was 23rd in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest last season. They were 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was -9.34. They shot 33% from beyond the arc, which was good for 30th in the league. They were 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.9. The Suns were 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Suns gave up 116.8 points per game, which ranked them 28th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 25th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns were 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest last year.
The Kings were 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.4 was ranked 21st. They were 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 16th. As a unit they were 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Sacramento was 27th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 9th in the NBA.
Phoenix was 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 55%, which was 3rd in the league. The Suns were 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 115.1 was ranked 29th. In terms of pace they were 12th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 24th. As a team they were 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -1.5
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