Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (1-0) vs. Sacramento Kings (0-2)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Golden 1 Center)

The Line: Sacramento Kings -4.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5

TV: KHTK SPORTS 1140 AM

The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Phoenix Suns look for a 2-0 preseason start after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 15 points and five assists. Frank Kaminksy is the third double-digit scorer and Elie Okobo is grabbing two rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 20.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six preseason games.

The Sacramento Kings look for their first preseason victory after back-to-back losses to the Indiana Pacers. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 118.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 131 points on 51.9 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Marvin Bagley III is averaging 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is dishing 2.5 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 44.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last seven preseason games.

The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The over is 7-1 in Suns last 8 overall. The Kings are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 6-0 in Kings last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings got lit on fire defensively in two games against the Pacers, and while the Suns aren't disciplined and harder to trust on the road, they're also a team that plays uptempo and can fill it up offensively. This game has the feeling of being a track meet and very high scoring. I was leaning toward the Suns in the underdog role again like we did against the Timberwolves, but the over is probably a safer bet. 

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