Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns - 10/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (1-2) vs Sacramento Kings (1-2)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Sacramento Kings need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Phoenix Suns also need a win here to get to a 2-2 record.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 110.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 28.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 49 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 18.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Mikal Bridges is averaging 17 points and four rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is grabbing four rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 43.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 28-11 in Kings last 39 overall. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 home games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings are playing decent basketball given the small sample size, and they've had a lot of success in the underdog role these last few seasons. The Phoenix Suns are obviously the better team on paper, but they've had issues defensively, and that includes being ranked 30th in both field goal percentage allowed and three-point percentage allowed. The Suns should be favored, and they should win, but this is a lot of points to leave on the table with a feisty Kings squad.
Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings +8
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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