Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns Betting Preview – Dec 8, 2023

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The Sacramento Kings are on the road at the Phoenix Suns on Friday in National Basketball Association play. Both teams are coming off a quarterfinals loss in the in-season tournament. The Kings fell at home to the New Orleans Pelicans. The loss for the Kings dropped them to 11-8 on the season. Sacramento is 6th in the Western Conference.

The Phoenix Suns are 12-9 on the season. The Suns fell in a tight one on the road at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Suns are 7th in the Western Conference. Phoenix comes into this game as the favorite. The Sacramento Kings are -1.5 on the road in this game. The total is listed at 232.5.

Suns looking to Go Above .500 at Home

The Phoenix Suns come into this game as winners of 7 out of their last 10 games. But, the loss to the Lakers stings a bit, as they felt they were the team to beat in the tournament. On the season, the Suns are scoring 115.5 points per game, and allowing over 112 per game. The Suns are 5-5 at home this season.

Kevin Durant leads the charge for the Suns. The power forward is scoring 31 points per game, averaging nearly 37 minutes per game. Durant also is dishing out 5.7 assists per game, and making over 57% of his shots. The Suns are looking for more games played out of Devin Booker, who has missed 9 of 21 games this season.

Bradley Beal is another guy they brought over to help. Beal has played in just three games this season for the Suns. Jusuf Nurkic has been strong for the Suns though, with his  team leading 9.1 rebounds per game, and just over 11 points per game.

Fox Leading Kings

De’Aaron Fox is putting together a season for the books. The point guard from the Kings is averaging more than 30 points per game. Fox is dishing out 6.5 assists per game as well. Second in scoring for the Kings is Domantas Sabonis, with 19 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. Sabonis is also dishing 7.1 assists per game.

Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter are also big contributors for the Kings. Monk has yet to start a game this season, and is third with just shy of 15 points per game. Huerter is the downtown threat for Sacramento, averaging just shy of 13 points per game.

The Sacramento Kings will host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, and then play at the Clippers on Tuesday. After that, the Kings are back home for six straight games all before Christmas.

Suns Top Kings on Friday

The Phoenix Suns are going to win this game. Kevin Durant is not happy about the loss to the Lakers, and ready to get back at it. Joining with Devin Booker, the Suns are going to be scary good in this one.

The Kings sometimes do not play great defense, and this is going to be one of those. Look for the game to turn into a blowout. The Suns win this game. Bet the Phoenix Suns +1.5 on Friday over the Sacramento Kings.

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