On Friday, the Phoenix Suns (38-34) and Sacramento Kings (43-29) will face each other in the Pacific Division at the Golden 1 Center. The Sacramento Kings enter the game seeded third in the Western Conference, one spot ahead of the fourth-placed Phoenix Suns. The Golden 1 Center is set to host a thrilling contest between the two best teams in the Pacific Division. It promises to be a riveting game between two powerhouses.
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Go for the Sacramento Kings to win (1.54) on the moneyline at Arizona sports betting sites.
Despite slipping to a 109-132 defeat against the Boston Celtics last time out, the Sacramento Kings are expected to return to winning ways. Form-wise, they’re in decent shape, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Odds of -185 imply there is a 65% chance of a home win. The Phoenix Suns are not the favorites for this game, as they are the +165 underdogs. Their recent form does not help their cause either, as they have won only five of their last ten matches. Things have not been good for the away side, with their last game ending in defeat to the LA Lakers, 122-111.
This Friday, the Sacramento Kings will have the opportunity to reclaim a win when they host the Phoenix Suns at their home court. Despite their most recent loss, they are still expected to come out victorious.
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Bet on the Sacramento Kings -4.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The oddsmakers predict the Sacramento Kings to win the game, but only by a slight margin. The hosts open up as the 4.5-point favorites. The Phoenix Suns won four out of their last five visits to the Golden 1 Center, posting an average margin of victory of 7.3 points.
The Sacramento Kings have gone 17-19 ATS at the Golden 1 Center. Their overall record for the season is 40-32 ATS. In four out of ten matches recently, the Sacramento Kings couldn’t beat the spread. They held a scoring average of 121.0 points and permitted opponents to 120.3 points per game.
The Phoenix Suns have a 18-18-1 ATS road record for the season, going 36-34-2 ATS in all games. In their previous ten, the Phoenix Suns failed to cover six times, scoring an average of 117.4 points and permitting 114.8 points.
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns Total
Go for Total under 237.5 (1.91)
The last ten head-to-head games between and Sacramento Kings and the Phoenix Suns failed to pass the 222-point mark. The total averaged 220.4 points, as well as 228.4 points in the last five at Golden 1 Center.
The Sacramento Kings have gone over in their last three games, bringing their overall season record to 37-34 O/U. The Sacramento Kings have had a record of 14-15 O/U when facing teams from the Pacific division in their most recent matchups and 6-4 O/U in their last ten games overall.
The Phoenix Suns are 20-16 O/U away from home this season. In five of their last six road games, the total went over. Recently, the visitors have exceeded expectations in terms of points on the road. Their last five road trips have averaged 239.4 points per game, going over the total five times.
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (+165) | Sacramento Kings (-185)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns +4.5 (-110) | Sacramento Kings -4.5 (-110)
Sacramento Kings Form
Despite the 109-132 defeat to the Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings remain hopeful for a return to winning ways. Their form over their last ten games has been decent, with a record of 6-4.
On average, the Sacramento Kings are averaging 120.9 points in the NBA this season and 123.8 points when playing at the Golden 1 Center. The Sacramento Kings have had some difficulty tightening up defensively recently, giving up 117.6 points a game over the last five outings. They’ve averaged 118.5 points over the course of the season.
72 games down, the Sacramento Kings are in the thick of the playoff battle. The hosts rank third in the Western Conference. They look to extend their 43-game win tally to bolster their hopes of securing a postseason berth.
Kevin Huerter is the only reported injury concern for the Sacramento Kings ahead of Friday’s game.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns came up short against the LA Lakers by slipping to a 122-111 defeat last time out. They’ve lost three in a row on the road and are 5-5 in the past ten games overall.
With an average of 113.3 points from 72 games, the Phoenix Suns rank in the middle tier among all NBA teams. Defensively, the Phoenix Suns have restricted opponents to 111.8 points per game on average and 113.3 points on the road.
The playoff battle is heating up, and the Phoenix Suns aren’t backing down. With a strong hold on the fourth seed in the Western Conference, they boast an impressive 38 victories out of 72 games, making their mark in the quest for postseason glory.
The Phoenix Suns will be without both Kevin Durant and DeAndre Ayton for their latest game.
Sacramento Kings VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
After losing the previous round 120-109 on February 2023, the Sacramento Kings avenged their defeat against the Phoenix Suns on March 2023 by beating them 119-128 at the Footprint Center. The Sacramento Kings came away with three wins from their past five matchups against the Phoenix Suns, leaving them with an overall record of 3-2.
While the Sacramento Kings averaged 111.2 points, the Phoenix Suns performed an average of 109.2 points in their ten most recent standoffs.