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Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings 4/12/24 NBA Betting Picks

Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings 4/12/24As the NBA regular season winds down, the matchup between the Phoenix Suns (46-32) and the Sacramento Kings (45-33) stands out as a pivotal clash for playoff positioning. Set to take place at the Golden 1 Center on a Friday night, this game not only promises high-octane basketball action but also presents intriguing opportunities for sports betting enthusiasts and patrons of top online casinos alike, looking to leverage their insights into tangible gains.

When:Friday, April 12, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET
Where:Golden 1 Center
Stream:NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings 4/12/24
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Given the lack of specific odds at this juncture, it’s clear that bookmakers are carefully considering the numerous factors at play. These will likely include recent performances, injuries, and historical matchups between these two teams. However, the Suns and Kings have shown themselves to be closely matched this season, suggesting that when the odds are released, we can expect a tight spread and a high total, reflective of their potent offenses.

Kevin Durant (PF) vs. De’Aaron Fox (PG)

Kevin Durant with his average scores of 27.4 points per game, unquestionably has been the backbone of the Suns team. Besides scoring, his impact on every aspect like 6.7 boards and 5.2 dimes he averages manifests this point. Although he has sometimes had issues with turnovers (3.3 per game), his effectiveness and defensive presence (1.2 blocks per game) makes Durant a very effective player.

De’Aaron Fox at the Kings, recording on average 26.5 points per game and exhibiting a union of quickness and wisdom that has haunted the league defenses. His helped-to-turn over ratio (2.2) exhibits that he can strike a right balance between aggressiveness and his control. Another positive attribute in his play is his defensive capability (2 steals per game) that offers another dimension to his game. Efficiency and firepower of Fox are the main assets of Kings to accomplish their causes.

When Durant and Fox challenge each other, the game becomes a contest of the nimble high-quality against the surging might of the power. Durant’s height and scoring skills pose a major threat to Fox’s who, on the other side, may use his speed to run away from Durant. This head-to-head struggle is bound to shape not only the game score but also the result, in which players’ ability to seize the initiative, or hold back their rivals, may prove critical to the final score.

Suns’ Precision from the Field

Suns’ offensive machine is delivered by Durant with clear measures such as field goal percentage register of 49.4% so far. Their offensive attack can be seen in their scoring average of 116.4 points per game, and rebounding rate of 44.3 rebounds per game is higher than their opponents bar. Shooting the 3s pays off well for the Suns with their 38.3% conversion rate from three-point area beyond the line that, in turn, may make life harder for their opponents in the paint.

Kings’ Offensive Juggernaut

Sacramento happens to be one of the teams that doesn’t want to be left behind, and so its squad has an offense that averages a slightly higher number of points at 116.7 points per game than that of Phoenix city. What gives the Kings an edge is not only how many three-pointers they create, but at an impressive 36.5% they rank higher than the rest of the field. From that long range they can provide a bit more assists than the Suns (28.5), which accentuates their more eclectic, but effective offensive gameplay.


Phoenix Suns Betting Trends

Suns are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Phoenix Suns are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Suns are 18-20 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Suns’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Suns’ 40 last games at home

Sacramento Kings Betting Trends

Kings are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Sacramento Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Kings are 24-15 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Kings’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 21 of Kings’ 38 last games at home


Phoenix Suns

Damion Lee SG Is out indefinitely, Knee

Sacramento Kings

Malik Monk SG Is “?” Friday vs Phoenix, Knee
Kevin Huerter SG Is out for season, Shoulder
Jordan Ford PG Is “?” Friday vs Phoenix, Hip

Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Picks

While numerical calculations and wagering pattern may not give a direct indication, this game appears to be a bridge better, home team having proportional advantage, mainly due to its undefeated home record against the spread. The Suns’ task is somewhat challenging because they prove themselves to be good at everything courtesy of superstar Durant but the Kings have advantages in regard to depth, and they can shoot from three-point range.

Hence seeing that the Sacramento Kings appear to be the team that possess superior qualities and talents combined, selecting them when the spread is zero looks to be the right pick to make. Prop bets on individual performances like points made by Durant and Fox with an eye of their season averages could also be something positive. 

Keep an eye out for the final odds and consider incorporating these insights into your daily NBA free predictions for a chance to capitalize on one of the season’s most exciting matchups. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Kings 118, Suns 115.