Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/7/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -5.5
Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings (13-23, 4th in the Pacific Division) go to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (14-22, 3rd in the Pacific Division). Phoenix opens this contest as 5.5 point favorites. The total is set at 225.
The Kings cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 18-18-0 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 57.1% of the time, going 20-15-1 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/05/20 SG Bogdan Bogdanovic Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Golden State
01/04/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Monday vs Golden State
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Buddy Hield averages 20.5 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Devin Booker averages 26.0 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Kelly Oubre averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.3 per game. The Kings allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 6th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.3. The Suns are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Suns surrender 115.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Sacramento is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league.
Phoenix is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Suns are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +5.5
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