The Sacramento Kings (43-29) host the Phoenix Suns (38-34) on March 24, 2023 at Golden 1 Center, where the Kings are favorites, by 3.5 points in a contest pitting one of the highest-scoring squads in the league versus one of the strongest defensive squads. The Kings are first in points scored per game (120.9), while the Suns are fourth in points conceded (111.8). The over/under is 239 points for this matchup.
How to bet Kings vs. Suns
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Kings as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Kings have -167 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +142 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 239 points.
Kings vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Sacramento, California
- Arena: Golden 1 Center
Kings vs. Suns Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Kings are 40-31-1 this season. Sacramento has been the favorite in 45 games this season and has come away with the win 31 times (68.9%) in those contests. Kings games this year have hit the over 51.4% of the time (37 out of 72 games with a set point total).
The Suns are 35-34-3 against the spread this season. Phoenix has won nine of the 29 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (31%). Suns games this season have hit the over 47.2% of the time (34 out of 72 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Kings: KZ Okpala: Out (Knee), Kevin Huerter: Probable (Knee)
Suns: Kevin Durant: Out (Ankle), Deandre Ayton: Out (Hip)
What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings
Although Sacramento is surrendering 118.5 points per game (third-worst in NBA) on defense, its offense has been very good, as it ranks best in the league by tallying 120.9 points per game. Offensively the Kings have played better in home games this season, posting 123.8 points per game, compared to 118 per game away from home. In their last 10 games, the Kings have been racking up 121 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 120.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Sacramento ranks fifth-best in the NBA by sinking 13.8 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks eighth in the league at 37.4%. This season, the Kings have taken 57.8% two-pointers, accounting for 68.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 42.2% three-pointers (31.8% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix is 18th in the league in points scored (113.3 per game) and fourth-best in points conceded (111.8). In 2022-23 the Suns are averaging 1.7 more points per game at home (114.2) than away (112.5). The Suns have performed better offensively in their last 10 games, compiling 117.4 points per contest, 4.1 more than their season average of 113.3.
Phoenix is 13th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.3 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (37.7%). The Suns take 63.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.7% of the Suns’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 29.3% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Kings, and we expect that Kings will cover the spread (Kings -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239 points.
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