Suns vs Kings Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Sacramento Kings (39-26) vs. Phoenix Suns (37-29)
March 11, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Suns -2.5; Over/Under: +237
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The Sacramento Kings invade the Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
The Sacramento Kings have been in red-hot form as they’ve won seven of their past eight games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Knicks in a 122-117 win on Thursday. Domantas Sabonis led the team with a triple-double of 24 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists, De’Aaron Fox added 23 points with seven assists and four steals while Malik Monk chipped in with 19 points and five assists off the bench. As a team, the Kings shot 52 percent from the field and 10 of 32 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Knicks early to pour in 69 points in the first half, before they went on a decisive 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to escape with the narrow win.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in great form also as they’ve won seven of their last nine games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight win after routing the Thunder in a 132-101 win on Wednesday. Devin Booker led the way with 44 points on 17 of 23 shooting, Terrence Ross drained six 3-pointers to provide 24 points off the bench while Chris Paul tallied 18 points with nine assists and four steals. As a team, the Suns shot 52 percent from the field and 20 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 34 points in the first quarter to jump out to an early double-digit lead, before they exploded for 44 points in the third quarter to put the game to bed early.
Looking at the betting trends, the Kings are 25-11-1 ATS in their last 37 games playing on one days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Suns are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Phoenix and the Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Phoenix.
The Kings don’t have a single player listed on the injury report, while the Suns will again be missing Kevin Durant and Landry Shamet. The Kings have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league and they will be full of confidence after beating the Knicks behind a triple-double from Sabonis. The Suns have been in fine form themselves and they should be well-rested after making light work of the Thunder in a big win on Wednesday. You can make an argument for either side here, but the Suns are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and I’ll back them to win and cover in a close one.