Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (12-23) at Sacramento Kings (12-20)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns invade the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Suns will be eager to snap a season-worst seven-game losing streak after falling painfully short in Thursday's 110-106 loss at Oklahoma City. TJ Warren scored 29 points, PJ Tucker added 22 points while Brandon Knight had 15 points as the Suns played well enough to hang with the Thunder, but just couldn't find a way over the hump. The Suns allowed the Thunder to shoot 53 percent from the field as they had no answer for Russell Westbrook who got hot early in the game and finished with a game-high 36 points with 12 assists. Despite an admirable effort, the loss drops the Suns to12-23 overall and 4-13 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Kings have lost four of their last five overall and are coming off a real low point in their season, a 110-105 loss to the 76ers. Marco Belinelli led the scoring with 28 points off the bench, DeMarcus Cousins added 21 points while Rajon Rondo had eight points and 14 assists, but it still wasn't enough to get past the league-worst 76ers who forced 22 turnovers and dominated the offensive boards by 16-7. With the tough loss, Sacramento drops to 12-20 on the season and 8-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Suns are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Sacramento and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall.
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