Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (11-20) at Sacramento Kings (12-19)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings meet Saturday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 48 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 11.5 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 9.4 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight road games.
The Sacramento Kings need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 47 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.3 points and five rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 18.8 points and 6.7 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost three straight home games.
The Suns are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 17-7 in Suns last 24 overall. The under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 home games. The Suns are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I don't want to get behind either of these teams, but we only have to lay a bucket with the Sacramento Kings at home. The Phoenix Suns are on the end of a back to back and just blew a big fourth quarter lead against the Golden State Warriors, who are basically a G League team at the moment. I've said it countless times, but I just don't understand the respect that oddsmakers continue to give the Suns. The talent overall has improved, but the lack of defense and the results are the same. Give me the Kings and the small chalk.