Sacramento Kings (25-53) at Phoenix Suns (19-59)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 3, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Phoenix Suns PK -- Over/Under: 210
The Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 13.5 points and 1.9 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Suns are still looking for their first victory since February 28. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a home game since January 31.
The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Once again, picking a game this time of year in a battle between two teams that have nothing to play for isn't easy. And while the Suns are at home and I'm sure would like to win their first home game in months, nearly their entire roster is questionable or out. So, just from a health stand point, you have to side with the Kings in this toss-up game. However, the best bet would be leaving this game alone.