10:05 pm
November 8

Suns @ Kings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Phoenix Suns (5-3)

@ Sacramento Kings (5-5)


Current odds:

Phoenix Suns: (-160)

Sacramento Kings: (+140)


The spread for the game is Phoenix by 3.5 points.

The Phoenix Suns got off to a sluggish start on the heels of their surprise appearance in the NBA Finals. But now the Suns are finding their stride, and they look to notch their fifth consecutive victory when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Phoenix fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in last season’s title round and seemed to be caught in a Finals hangover when it dropped three of its first four games — the last game in the stretch being a 110-107 home loss to the Kings.

But the Suns recovered to win the final four contests of the five-game homestand. The latest was Saturday’s 121-117 win over Atlanta when Phoenix outscored the Hawks 35-19 in the final period. Star guard Devin Booker had his top outing of the season with 38 points on 14-of-21 shooting. He also made a season high five 3-pointers. Booker is 9 of 17 from 3-point range over the past two games after beginning the season in a 10 of 36 rut.

The Kings are closing a four-game homestand. They are 2-1 after falling 94-91 to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Sacramento trailed by two late in the contest, but Tyrese Haliburton missed a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left, and Indiana held on.

Harrison Barnes scored 22 points, but Indiana’s 54-33 rebounding advantage was too tough to overcome. Also, the Kings were just 10 of 34 from 3-point range after setting a franchise record with 22 treys in a 140-110 rout of the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. Barnes, a 10-year veteran, is well aware what a pattern of up-and-down performances typically means.

StreakSmarter Pick
Phoenix Suns