Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/20/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is where the Sacramento Kings (25-47) will attempt to defeat the Phoenix Suns (57-14) on Sunday.
The Suns faced off with the Bulls and walked away with a win by a score of 129-102 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Suns finished with 20 and the Bulls recorded 11 personal fouls. They also made 7 out of their 27 attempts from long range. Chicago finished the game shooting 80.6% at the charity stripe by making 25 of 31 attempts. On top of that, Chicago snagged 24 boards (13 offensive, 11 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Chicago distributed 37 dimes and had 20 steals in this matchup. When it comes to defending, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 41.2% from the floor on 35 of 85 shooting. They also recorded 23 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 0 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Suns converted 24 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. Phoenix ended having earned a 56.0% field goal percentage (47 of 84) and converted 11 out of their 25 three-point attempts.
Deandre Ayton is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. Ayton walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 24 mins and also totaled 12 rebounds. He walked away with 20 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Phoenix comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 57-14 so far this season. They currently have an average of 114.7 points per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 48.6% from the floor. The Suns are shooting 36.6% on shots from downtown (826 of 2,255) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Phoenix is snagging 45.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,943 assists for the season, which ranks 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a group are committing 19.4 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Suns are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,595 conceded so far this year. The Suns defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.2% (2,779 of 6,290) and they concede 44.3 boards per game as a group. They surrender 33.6% on 3-point shots and they rank 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (106.2).
The last time they took the court, the Kings went home defeated by a final of 126-97 when they faced the Celtics. In reference to rebounds, Sacramento allowed Boston to pull down 37 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 55.0% from behind the 3-point line via 22 of 40 and ended up going 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). The Kings permitted the Celtics to knock down 46 of 82 attempts from the floor which had them at 56.1% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Kings shot 33 out of 79 from the floor which had them at 41.8%. With respect to three-point attempts, Sacramento made 13 out of 36 attempts (36.1%). They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 75.0%. The Celtics had 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for 24 shots. They gave up possession 16 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Kings collected 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this contest.
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Kings for the contest. Sabonis totaled 30 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes for the matchup. He made 12 out of 20 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and totaled 20 rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 25-47 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings are hitting on 45.9% from the floor, which ranks them 18th in the league. Sacramento has 7,941 points for the year (110.3 per contest) and they collect 43.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 23.6 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Kings commit 19.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.7% from the free throw line.
The Kings on defense are ranked 29th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.7. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.1% from the field (29th in the league). The Sacramento defense allows 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (914 of 2,488) and their opponents are converting on 77.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 25.0 dimes and 45.5 rebounds every game, which is 19th and 21st in the NBA.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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