|11.5 SAC (100) @ betway|
10* Sacramento (10:05 ET): Obviously, this does not seem like the ideal spot for the Kings to end an ugly eight game losing skid. After all, they are in the second night of a back to back and facing a team that is second in the Western Conference. Last night saw them drop a home game to the Wizards, 123-111 as two-point underdogs. While I don’t think they can beat the Suns, I do think this is a generous number for a battle of division opponents. It’s more than the Kings were getting when they traveled to Utah last week.
Utah is the only team ahead of Phoenix right now in the Western Conference, though the red hot Clippers are hot on the Suns’ heels. Two nights ago I laid a much shorter number with the Suns here at home and they rolled to an impressive 106-86 win over Miami. But an odd trend has developed with Phoenix over the last three weeks; they’ve failed to cover B2B games even one time. They are 0-6 ATS off their previous six ATS wins and while they’ve suffered only one straight up defeat during that time (Clippers), this is a big number to cover.
The last two times Phoenix has been off an ATS win and laying double digits, they were playing Houston. Both times they failed to cover as they won those games by only three and six points. After an ATS win, the Suns are only +4.8 PPG this season. So expect this one to be closer than the oddsmakers (and public) think as Sacramento is desperate for something resembling a competent performance and should turn one in here. 10* Sacramento