Friday, February 23, 2024

Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings odds, picks and predictions

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The Phoenix Suns (38-34) wrap up a 3-game road trip on Friday against the Sacramento Kings (43-29). Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Suns vs. Kings odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Suns are coming off a 122-111 loss on the road Wednesday to the Los Angeles Lakers as 1.5-point underdogs. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are 2-5 since F Kevin Durant sprained his ankle. They are currently in 4th place in the Western Conference.

The Kings lost the opener of their 4-game homestand on Tuesday, a 132-109 defeat to the Boston Celtics, failing to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. They have lost 2 in a row but are 11-4 in their last 15 games.

The Suns lead the season series 2-1 against the Kings.

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Suns at Kings odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:09 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Suns +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Kings -160 (bet $160 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Suns +3.5 (-110) | Kings -3.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

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Suns at Kings key injuries

Suns

  • Deandre Ayton (hip) out
  • Kevin Durant (ankle) out

Kings

  • Kevin Huerter (knee) questionable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Suns at Kings picks and predictions

Prediction

Kings 120, Suns 113

Moneyline

The Suns have struggled all year on the road (15-22) and will have to face the Kings without their 2 best big men in Ayton and Durant.

The Kings are 21-15 at home this season, but have lost 2 straight there. They are healthy while the Suns, right now, are all G Devin Booker on offense without much else help.

But as for a bet, the spread is better value than the moneyline.

PASS.

Against the spread

The winner of all 3 previous meetings between the 2 teams all covered the spread. The Suns have failed to cover the spread in their last 6 games. The Kings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss. They are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games. They have not gone more than 2 games without an ATS win since the end of December.

BET KINGS -3.5 (-110).

Over/Under

Only their last matchup of the 3 meetings had a total of more than 239 points. Only 3 of the Suns’ last 10 games have reached 240 points while 6 of the Kings’ last 10 have reached at least 240.

BET UNDER 239.5 (-108).

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