Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns
October 12, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Suns -6.5 / Sacramento Kings +6.5
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The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in preseason NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Sacramento Kings have won 6 straight preseason games. The Phoenix Suns have lost 11 of their last 15 preseason games.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 31.2 percent shooting. Keegan Murray is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds. Richaun Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 23.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 23.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 124 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 134 points on 55.4 percent shooting. Cameron Payne is averaging 23 points and 4 assists, while Mikal Bridges is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 12 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 55.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have done nothing in the preseason to be this big of a favorite, or a favorite at all. Meanwhile, as I’ve said many times already, the Sacramento Kings are kings of winning games that don’t count. The Kings have won multiple summer league titles, and they’ve won 6 straight preseason games. In fact, the Kings have smoked their first two opponents. How is this line this high? Give me the Kings and the boatload of free points.