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Sacramento Kings Face Uphill Battle Against Phoenix Suns in Divisional Matchup
In an upcoming divisional matchup, the Sacramento Kings (30-22) will face the Phoenix Suns (31-22) on Tuesday evening. The Kings suffered a road defeat against the Thunder in their recent game, while the Suns also faced a loss on the road at the hands of the Warriors. Throughout the season, Sacramento has managed to secure a 2-1 lead in the series against Phoenix. According to betting odds, the Suns have been designated as the favorite with an opening line of -4, and there have been no noteworthy changes in this regard.
- Moneyline: Kings +145 | Suns -175
- Spread: Kings +4 (-110) | Suns -4 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 243 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Phoenix will win straight-up is 64%.
Sacramento vs Phoenix Stats
The Sacramento Kings are currently on a three-game road trip and are facing inconsistencies this month after a strong performance in late January. They had a dominating win against the Nuggets but suffered a road loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Kings are currently seventh in the conference, just half a game away from the fifth spot. However, they have only covered the spread in two of their last five games. De'Aaron Fox has not been as productive lately, scoring 19 or fewer points in four consecutive games. On the other hand, Domantas Sabonis has been consistently recording double-doubles and has scored at least 20 points in two of his last three games. Harrison Barnes is a dependable bench option and has been scoring in double digits in three of his last five games. The Kings have won two out of their last five road games and have covered the spread in only two of those games. Offensively, the Kings are scoring an average of 118.6 points per game and have allowed at least 127 points in three of their last four games. Defensively, they are allowing an average of 118.1 points per game. In terms of power ranking, Sacramento is ranked 14th and ranks 8th in offense and 21st in defense. They have a field goal percentage of 48.25% and a free throw percentage of 73.10%. They also have a three-point percentage of 37.23%. The Kings average 43.10 rebounds per game and 28.76 offensive assists per game. On defense, they allow a field goal percentage of 48.71% and a free throw percentage of 80.54%. They also allow a three-point percentage of 39.65%. Finally, they average 42.84 defensive rebounds per game, 27.61 defensive assists per game, and 13.31 turnovers per game.
Phoenix Suns Analysis
The Phoenix Suns are looking to bounce back from a narrow loss after a strong performance in the past month. They have been one of the top teams in the NBA recently, scoring a high number of points in most of their wins. In their most recent game, they secured a dominating 129-115 victory against the Jazz at home. However, they suffered a 113-112 road loss against the Warriors, ending their three-game winning streak.
Currently, the Suns are ranked fifth in the conference and have shown reliability by covering the spread in three of their last five games. Kevin Durant continues to impress, consistently scoring at least 24 points in his last five games. He accumulated 24 points in their recent loss against the Warriors and maintains an average of 28.3 points per game this season. Devin Booker has also been consistent, scoring at least 20 points in four out of his last five games. He scored 32 points in their last outing and now has an average of 28 points per game this season.
In terms of shooting, Bradley Beal has been performing well, shooting at least 45% in three of his last four games. He has a shooting percentage of 49% and an average of 18.7 points per game.
The Suns have been dominant in their home games, winning all five of their last five matchups. However, they have only covered the spread twice in that span. Their offensive statistics rank them 12th in the league, with an average of 117.4 points per game. Defensively, they rank 15th, allowing an average of 114.4 points per game.
The Suns have a power ranking of 9 and a record of 31-22 (21-30-2 ATS). In their last three matchups against the Sacramento Kings, the Suns have a record of 1-2 (0-3 ATS).
In terms of offense, the Suns have strong shooting percentages, hitting 49.9% of their field goals (ranked 2nd), 80.97% of their free throws (ranked 8th), and 37.88% of their three-pointers (ranked 5th in the NBA). They average 43.08 rebounds per game (ranked 19th) and have an average of 26.72 offensive assists and 13.94 turnovers per game (ranked 15th and 25th respectively).
Phoenix Suns Maintain Dominance with Impressive Offensive Performance, Sacramento Kings Struggle
The Sacramento Kings have recently faced challenges, having lost three out of their last four games. In contrast, the Phoenix Suns are currently performing exceptionally well. They have achieved victory in three out of their last four games and have displayed an impressive dominance on their home court, securing five consecutive wins. Furthermore, while Sacramento exhibits strength in their offensive strategies, the Suns have proven to be even more formidable in this aspect. With an average of 116.9 points per 100 possessions, Sacramento performs admirably, yet Phoenix surpasses them, averaging 118 points per 100 possessions. The Suns have certainly found their rhythm, capturing an average of 123 points in their past five games. It is important to note that the Suns have also experienced resounding victories, with each of their last five wins achieved with a substantial lead of at least eight points.
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