Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: NBC Sports California
Footprint Center is the location where the Phoenix Suns (64-17) will attempt to defeat the Sacramento Kings (29-51) on Sunday.
The Kings faced off with the Pelicans and went home with a loss by a final score of 123-109 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Kings left the arena with 20 and the Pelicans finished the game with 13 fouls. They also buried 12 out of their 25 attempts from distance. New Orleans ended up shooting 80.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 26 attempts. In addition, New Orleans had 30 rebounds (14 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 3 rejections. New Orleans recorded 44 assists and had 26 steals for this contest. When discussing defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 51.1% from the field on 45 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 28 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 3 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Kings converted 20 of 22 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Sacramento finished the contest having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (39 of 76) and knocked down 11 of 30 3-point attempts.
Damian Jones is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. Jones finished the contest at 80.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He played 29 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. He recorded 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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Sacramento will play this contest with a record of 29-51 on the campaign. They average 110.4 pts per game (16th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. The Kings are shooting 34.3% on three-point attempts (916 of 2,668) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sacramento is grabbing 43.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,893 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a group they commit 19.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Kings are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They concede 37.1% on shots from distance and they are 29th in the league in points per game allowed (115.8). The Kings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.0% (3,477 of 7,240) and they relinquish 45.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists with 2,021 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns got the victory with a final of 111-105 when they played the Jazz. In relation to rebounding, Phoenix allowed Utah to get 29 in total (15 on the offensive glass). They shot 28.9% from beyond the arc by going 11 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 33 from the free throw line (72.7%). The Suns permitted the Jazz to knock down 35 out of their 88 attempts from the field which left them shooting 39.8% for this contest. Overall, the Suns walked away from this one shooting 46 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Phoenix knocked down 6 of 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 86.7%. The Jazz had 11 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Suns to the free throw line for 15 shots. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Suns were able to snag 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the contest.
Chris Paul pitched in for the Suns in this matchup. Paul scored 16 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 16 assists in this contest. He converted 7 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 6 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 64-17 for the season. The Suns are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they go 79.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 27.4 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Phoenix has scored 9,307 pts so far this season (114.9 per game) and they collect 45.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Suns are shooting 48.6% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the league.
The Suns defensively are ranked 9th in the league in points allowed per contest with 107.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (3rd in the NBA). The Phoenix defense allows 33.8% on 3-pointers (939 of 2,779) and opponents are making 76.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.8 assists and 44.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 2nd and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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