The Phoenix Suns (31-27) go up against Pacific rivals Sacramento Kings (32-24) on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled at Footprint Center at 21:00 (EST). The Sacramento Kings enter the game seeded third in the Western Conference, one spot ahead of the fourth-placed Phoenix Suns. As things stand, the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings will reach the postseason. They now have a one-of-a-kind chance to improve their chances by defeating a direct competitor.
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings Moneyline
Go for the Phoenix Suns to win (1.65) on the moneyline.
After a dominant 104-117 victory against the Indiana Pacers last time out, the Phoenix Suns should be high on confidence. They’ll be looking to take the Sacramento Kings down with ease. The AZ sports betting sites have installed them as the -155 favorites on the moneyline. This implies there is a 61% chance of a home win on Tuesday. Though the Sacramento Kings are viewed as the underdogs with +135 odds, they have made a strong showing in their last 10 road games, emerging victorious in seven of them. Their most recent success was a 133-128 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Take the Phoenix Suns on the moneyline. They’re in exceptional form, going 7-3 in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives the hosts an edge over an out-of-sorts Sacramento Kings, who have only gone 5-5 in comparison.
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings Spread
Go for the Phoenix Suns -3.0 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Phoenix Suns enter Tuesday’s game as favorites, but not by much. The hosts open up as 3-point favorites over the Sacramento Kings, with odds of -110. The Sacramento Kings emerged victorious in four of their last five trips to the Footprint Center. The average margin of victory was 6.0 points.
The Phoenix Suns have gone 16-12 ATS at the Footprint Center. Their overall record for the season is 31-27 ATS. Against teams from the Pacific Division, the Phoenix Suns have gone 15-9 ATS lately, averaging 107.6 points scored and 107.1 points allowed.
The Sacramento Kings have gone 16-11 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 30-26 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Sacramento Kings went 4-6 ATS and ended up 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings Total
Total over 234.0 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings appear to be in for a low-scoring battle, based on their past ten encounters. On average, these two teams have scored a total of 218 points, with the last five games at the Footprint Center averaging 207.6 points.
The total line is set at 234.0. The Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings’ combined points total has not exceeded this 234.0 line seven times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
For betting on the total, consider that four of the last five Phoenix Suns games went under. Their record this season is 26-30 O/U. The hosts have gone 8-16 O/U in their most recent matchups against Pacific teams and 4-5 O/U in their last ten games overall.
The last five Sacramento Kings games went over. Their record for the season is now 27-28 O/U. Over paid out in three of the last five Sacramento Kings road games, leaving the visitors 5-5 O/U in their last 10 matches.
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Sacramento Kings (+135) | Phoenix Suns (-155)
- Against the spread (ATS): Sacramento Kings +3.0 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -3.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 234.0 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns have proven to be a force to be reckoned with at the Footprint Center, winning four out of their last five home games. Their most recent outing ended in victory against the Indiana Pacers, with a final score of 117-104.
Going into their latest matchup, the Phoenix Suns boast an offensive record that is more middle of the pack than elite. The hosts are averaging 112.7 points per game. The defense of this team has been relentless. They have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing only 111.3 points per game this season and 105.2 points in the last five outings.
The Phoenix Suns are a legitimate postseason contender once more. Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 31-27. They are ranked second in the Pacific Division after 58 games.
Kevin Durant, Cameron Payne, and Landry Shamet are set to miss the Phoenix Suns game.
Sacramento Kings Form
The Sacramento Kings slammed home 133 points in their last match against the Dallas Mavericks, winning 133-128. They’re now 5-5 in their past 10 games, going 15-12 on the road this season.
This season, the Sacramento Kings have been on fire offensively. They have the tools to score points quickly and consistently, proven by their 119.6 points per game average. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 126.8 points points in their last five matches and 117.1 points this year alone.
Chances of a postseason return look good for the Sacramento Kings in this second half of the regular season. They’ve won 32 out of 56 games, leaving them third in the Western Conference and first in the Pacific Division.
Malik Monk and KZ Okpala are carrying injuries going into the latest Sacramento Kings game.
Phoenix Suns VS Sacramento Kings H2H history
After losing the previous round 104-105 on October 2022, the Phoenix Suns avenged their defeat against the Sacramento Kings on November 2022 by beating them 117-122 at the Golden 1 Center. The two sides came away with five wins from their past ten meetings, meaning the upcoming matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings will be something of a tiebreaker in this series in terms of outright wins.
While the Phoenix Suns averaged 109.1 points, the Sacramento Kings performed an average of 108.9 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.