Suns vs. Kings - 11/7/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (4-1) at Phoenix Suns (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Arizona
The Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings face off on Friday at the US Airways Center in NBA action.
The Phoenix Suns are 3-2 for the season thus far and they are coming off of a loss on Wednesday at Memphis. The Suns are an up and coming young team and should get even better as the season goes on. The Suns are averaging 101.4 points per game and they are shooting 45.4 percent while they are allowing 102.8 points and their opponents’ shoot 44.3 percent. The Suns are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are averaging 42.2 rebounds per game while their opponents grab a slightly better 44.2 boards per game. Isaiah Thomas leads the Suns averaging 18.6 points and 4.0 assists per game. Markeif Morris is averaging 17.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and Gerald Green and Eric Bledsoe are each averaging 13.4 points. The Suns have an abundance of young talent.
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The Sacramento Kings are off to a surprising hot start starting the season at 4-1. The Kings are coming off of a 131-109 beat down of the Nuggets as they hit he road fro this one. The Kings are averaging 103.8 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 99 points and their opponents shoot 41.1 percent. The Kings are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc and they are out-rebounding their opponents 47 to 38.2. Rudy Gay is leading the Kings averaging 24.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24 points and 10.6 rebounds and Darren Collision is averaging 15 points and 6.8 assists. The Kings are greatly improved and it is just a matter of if they can stay hot.
Phoenix is 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 9-1-1 against the spread following a loss by 10 or more points, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. Sacramento is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 4-13 against the spread following a win by 10 or more points. The favorite has covered the spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
Their isn’t much I like about Phoenix laying this number as I am not so sure they have what it takes to beat the Kings and even if they can it will be a nail biter making the Kings taking the points the play.