Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns 3/24/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns 3/24/23
Fri 24th March 2023

The Phoenix Suns (38-34, 15-22 Away) will try to slow down the NBA’s top scoring team when they are on the road to face the Sacramento Kings (43-29, 21-15 Home) on Friday.

Phoenix was beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers 122-111 at Arena on Wednesday, their third loss in a row away from home. Devin Booker had a standout performance in the losing effort with 33 points and six rebounds.

The Suns are the fourth seed in the Western Conference.Sacramento lost in blowout fashion on Tuesday at Golden 1 Center, falling to the Boston Celtics 132-109. De’Aaron Fox tallied 18 points to top the scoresheet in the loss. With 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, Domantas Sabonis also played a part.

The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. Sacramento will be looking to even the season series after winning only one of the three previous meetings, including a 128-119 victory at Footprint Center on March 11.

Harrison Barnes led the Kings with 19 points, while Malik Monk played a key role with 18 points. Booker had 28 points and eight assists in defeat. Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, averaging 18.0 and 17.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Suns in scoring this season. Ayton also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the league. Meanwhile, Chris Paul is dishing 9.1 assists per game.

Fox’s 25.4 points per game have powered the Kings on offense. Sabonis is averaging 12.5 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.3 assists per game. The Kings are averaging 120.9 points per game, ranking as the highest-scoring offense in the league.

The Suns have had the advantage in the last 10 visits to Golden 1 Center, winning six.Phoenix is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.6 (117.4-114.8). Sacramento has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 121.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 120.3 (+0.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Josh Okogie: 16.4 | 11.7 | +4.7
Points per game:
Landry Shamet: 12.5 | 9.7 | +2.8
Assists per game:
Devin Booker: 2.4 | 5.5 | -3.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kevin Huerter: 13.0 | 21.1 | -8.1
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 7.5 | 15.0 | -7.5
Rebounds per game:
Keegan Murray: 6.0 | 4.6 | +1.4
Assists per game:
Domantas Sabonis: 9.2 | 7.3 | +1.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings (-165)

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