Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/26/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (16-14) at Sacramento Kings (12-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +1.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns invade the Sleep Train Arena to battle the Sacramento Kings tonight.
The Phoenix Suns have been on fire lately, winning their last four overall including a 124-115 rout of the Mavericks on Tuesday thanks to some hot shooting. Goran Dragic led the scoring wiht 25 points, while Gerald Green poured in six threes for 22 points off the bench, but the night belonged to Eric Bledsoe who struggled with his shooting but hustled his way to a triple double of 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The Mavs had played the night before, so fatigue was always going to be a factor and the Suns just took full advantage of it, finishing the game with a season-high 124 points. Phoenix is now 16-14 on the season and 7-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last seven games and were thrashed by 128-108 at Golden State on Monday. DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points while Darren Collison added 17, but this game was long gone before the Kings knew it because they fell behind by 36-20 after the first quarter and never really got into it. It's a little hard to believe how they played so well to start the season, because they've been so bad lately, losing to teams like the Pistons, Lakers and the Magic earlier in the month.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 road games, while the Kings are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following a loss of more than 10 points and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Sacramento and the Over is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings.
I can't go past the red-hot Suns in this one because they've just been shooting lights out and are coming off probably their best win of the season.