Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings 3/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings 3/11/23
Sat 11th March 2023

The Phoenix Suns (37-29, 22-10 Home) will try to slow down the NBA’s top scoring team when they host the Sacramento Kings (39-26, 18-13 Away) on Saturday.

Sacramento defeated the New York Knicks 122-117 at Golden 1 Center on Thursday. With 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, Domantas Sabonis had a standout performance.

The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. Phoenix won their fourth in a row in dominant fashion on Wednesday at Footprint Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-101. Devin Booker had 44 points to lead the team.

The Suns are the fourth seed in the Western Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. Phoenix will be aiming for a season sweep against Sacramento after triumphing in both of their prior games, the most recent of which was a 120-109 victory at Footprint Center on February 14.

Booker led the Suns with 32 points, while Deandre Ayton added 29 points and 11 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox had 35 points in defeat. Fox is averaging 25.5 points per game to lead the Kings in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 12.3 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.0 assists per game.

Ayton and Mikal Bridges have powered the Suns’ offense, averaging 17.9 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. Ayton also has averaged 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the league, while Bridges has tallied 3.6 assists per game.

The Kings rank as the most explosive offense in the league with 121.1 points per game. The Suns have had success in recent games between the teams at Footprint Center, winning six of the last 10. Sacramento has won three in a row away from home this season.

In the last 10 games, Sacramento is 8-2 with an average margin of +4.4 (130.5-126.1). For the season, the Kings are averaging 121.1 points per game, compared to 118.3 for opponents. Phoenix has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 116.8 points per game on average while allowing 108.6 (+8.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Lyles: 20.4 | 12.7 | +7.7
Terence Davis: 1.8 | 10.1 | -8.3
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 21.2 | 15.1 | +6.1
Malik Monk: 9.8 | 13.7 | -3.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 11.0 | 18.4 | -7.4
Points per game:
Devin Booker: 35.2 | 27.6 | +7.6
Cameron Payne: 5.4 | 11.2 | -5.8
Rebounds per game:
Torrey Craig: 4.0 | 5.6 | -1.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (+140)

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