The Phoenix Suns (38-34) are fourth in the Western Conference but have suffered back-to-back losses. They will look to avoid one more when they face the Sacramento Kings (43-29) in an All-Western showdown at the Golden 1 Center on Friday.
The Suns’ last loss came on Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers (122-111) in a game that saw Devin Booker’s 33-point effort went in vain. There was no good support from any other player as the Suns lost the game by 11 points. For the Lakers, Anthony Davis stepped up big time with 27 points, dominating the paint. Austin Reaves put on a show with 25 points, and D’Angelo Russell continued his fine form, scoring 26 in the win.
The Suns’ opponents for tonight, the Kings, are also on a two-game losing streak but have managed to maintain their third spot, courtesy of a brilliant season so far. Their last fixture was a 132-109 loss against the Celtics on Wednesday. Although there were a lot of players who scored in double digits, no one could make a significant impact in the game and finish with a high score. The Kings were destroyed by the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who finished the game with 37 and 27 points, respectively.
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Match Details
Fixture: Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings
Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 10:00 p.m ET
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Injury Report
There are not a lot of injuries at present on either team. However, Deandre Ayton is questionable for the Suns because of a hip injury. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant is out until early April with an ankle problem.
As for the Kings, only Kevin Huerter is questionable due to a knee injury.
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Injury List
|Deandre Ayton||Phoenix Suns||Questionable||Hip|
|Kevin Durant||Phoenix Suns||Out||Ankle|
|Kevin Huerter||Sacramento Kings||Questionable||Knee|
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Betting Odds
|Phoenix Suns||+155||+4 (-110)||O 239.5 (-110)|
|Sacramento Kings||-175||-4 (-110)||U 239.5 (-110)|
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Starting 5s
Suns: F Torrey Craig, F Josh Okogie, C Deandre Ayton, G Chris Paul, G Devin Booker
Kings: F Keegan Murray, F Harrison Barnes, C Domantas Sabonis, G De’Aaron Fox, G Kessler Edwards
Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings: Betting Prediction
The Suns have a 2-1 lead over the Kings as they head toward the last game of their four-game series. The Kings now have a chance at home to level things up and inch closer to the playoffs. Offensively, the Kings are No. 1 in the league while the Suns are No. 18. However, the Kings will have to work on their defense more, as they rank 28th in the league compared to the Suns, who are fourth.
The Kings have a positive home record of 21-15, which gives them an advantage, whereas the Suns are 15-22 away from home. This matchup is between the third and fourth-ranked teams in the West, so it is bound to be a close one. However, expect the Kings to cover the spread tonight.
Final Prediction: Sacramento -4 (-110)