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Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Phoenix Suns +3.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSAZ, NSCA
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NBA | Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns
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The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Sacramento Kings could use another victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 115.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.5 points and five rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.8 points and 7.5 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Willie Cauley-Stein is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight road games.

The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good victory here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.8 points and 6.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.6 points and four rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost each of their last six home games.

The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The over is 20-6 in Kings last 26 overall.

If the Sacramento Kings are serious about turning the corner and all of those close games against playoff contenders is going to pay off, they win this game rather easily. The Phoenix Suns are back to stinking up the joint, as they're being outscored by 9.6 points in their last five games and are allowing 52.6 percent shooting. Throw in the fact the Suns are likely without Devin Booker, and the Suns have little to no betting value. The Kings and the small chalk on the road seems like a safe bet.

Pick:
Sacramento Kings -3.5

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