[10:00 PM] Kings @ Suns

Who will WIN this matchup?

Sacramento Kings (0-0)

@ Phoenix Suns (0-0)


Current odds:

Sacramento Kings: (+140)

Phoenix Suns: (-160)


ESPN simulations have Sacramento as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Phoenix to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Suns by 3 points.

The Sacramento Kings have a bona fide star in DeMarcus Cousins but remain mired in a 10-season playoff drought. Last season’s 33 wins were the most Sacramento has notched in Cousins’ six seasons and the Kings begin their quest to compete for a Western Conference playoff berth when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

Sacramento has been a poor defensive squad over the past few seasons and Joerger is constantly preaching defense to his new players as the method to improve the dismal win-loss records. Point guard Ty Lawson has a lot to prove after having two DUI arrests in 2015 and he will start the first eight games with Darren Collison (14.0 average) serving a suspension for a domestic-violence incident.

Phoenix has a full backcourt with Bledsoe (20.4 average) back from a knee injury to team with second-year shooting guard Devin Booker (13.8), and that leaves Brandon Knight (19.6) in the role of sixth man. The frontcourt is a major concern and Phoenix hopes Tyson Chandler (7.2 points, 8.7 rebounds) has a bounce-back season and that Alex Len (9.0 points, 7.6 rebounds) continues to improve.

The Kings went 3-1 against the Suns last season and won five of the past seven meetings.

Phoenix SF T.J. Warren will be the starter with veteran P.J. Tucker (back) considered questionable for the opener.

Veteran Sacramento backup SF Matt Barnes (ribs, knee) is probable for his debut with his hometown club


StreakSmarts Pick: Phoenix Suns

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick