The Phoenix Suns (57-14) open a three-game road trip Sunday when they take on the Sacramento Kings (25-47). Tip-off for is 6 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Kings odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Suns own the league’s best record and they hold a nine-game lead in the Western Conference over the second-place Memphis Grizzlies. They have won their last four games and eight of their last 10. Phoenix has been on an offensive explosion during its win streak, having scored between 129-140 points in each of the four wins.
The Kings have only one win in their last seven games and three in their last 14. They have only one win at home since Feb. 12. They have split their two games this season against Phoenix. Sacramento is 13th place in the Western Conference, five games behind the 10th-place New Orleans Pelicans for the final spot for play-in games to determine the final two seeds of the conference for the playoffs.
Suns at Kings odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Suns -500 (bet $500 to win $100) | Kings +360 (bet $100 to win $360)
Against the spread (ATS): Suns -8.5 (-122) | Kings +8.5 (-102)
Over/Under (O/U): 233.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Suns at Kings key injuries
F Jae Crowder (groin) questionable
F Cam Johnson quad) out
G Chris Paul (thumb) out
G Terence Davis (wrist) out
G DeAaron Fox (hand) questionable
C Richaun Holmes (personal) out
Suns at Kings odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 131, Kings 119
PASS on the money line unless you want to bet the Suns to win as part of a parlay bet.
The Suns are playing far too well to bet against and the Kings are struggling too much to pick for the upset. They have sneaked in a few wins over playoff-bound teams like their victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday, but that is not the norm. The Suns have the best road record in the league at 27-6. The price just makes a single bet on the Suns not worth your time.
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Against the spread
The Suns have covered the spread in all four games across their four-game win streak. They have won each game by 16 points or more and their last five victories have been by at least 11 points.
The Kings are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games but have failed to cover the spread in their last two games, both losses. They lost by 29 at home to the Boston Celtics Friday.
Expect the Suns to continue to their offensive roll, as the Kings allow the second-most points in the league.
Take the SUNS -8.5 (-122).
The Suns are averaging 132.3 points per game in their four-game win streak.
The Kings, on the season, give up 115.7 points per game.
The Kings were held under 100 points in their last game, but in their previous seven games, they scored an average of 115.1 points.
Take OVER 233.5 (-110).
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