Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/20/13
Sacramento Kings (2-7) at Phoenix Suns (5-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns look for some sweet revenge tonight when they take on the Sacramento Kings at home.
We already know how talented and dominant DeMarcus Cousins can be when he wants to be, and the Suns found that out last night when he racked up 27 points and 12 rebounds to help the Kings rally for a 107-104 win. Ben McLemore enjoyed his starting gig and made four threes on his way to a season-high 19 points while Isaiah Thomas had 19 off the bench but this game was all about the fourth quarter where the Kings held the Suns to just 16 points while scoring the last 10 points themselves. The win snaps a two-game skid for the Kings and lifts them to 3-7 on the season overall.
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For the Suns, Gerald Green led the scoring with 23 points and Marcus Morris added 19, but the Suns committed 16 turnovers and were outrebounded by 48-31. Most disappointing was the play of Goran Dragic who had 10 points and eight assists but committed seven turnovers. Eric Bledsoe sat out the game with a bruised left shin and is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Kings.
In ATS trends, the Kings are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Suns are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
Head to head, the Kings are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings and 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix.
The Suns are favorites in this game which suggests that Bledsoe is expected to play in this game so be sure to check the lineups before you bet. However, either way I'm going with the Kings with the points in this one because I really like the move of McLemore to the starting lineup and I get the feeling it'll work once again.