Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 2/9/2024

The Denver Nuggets (36-16) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (29-21) on Friday, February 9th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nuggets clinched a 114-106 win over the Lakers in their previous game. Nuggets’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -3-point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 220 points remained below the established over/under line of 232.5.

In their last ten games, the Nuggets have gone 8-2 and have an overall record of 36-16 as they prepare to take on the Kings. This season, the Nuggets are 21-4 at home and 15-12 on the road.

Denver has an overall ATS record of 22-28 for the season so far. The Nuggets have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 19-25 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Kings were defeated by the Pistons in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 133-120. The Kings managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 70-63.

In their 50 games this season, the Kings have gone 29-21 overall and come into today’s game vs. the Nuggets with a 6-4 mark in their last 10 games. Within the Western Conference, the Kings are 18-13 compared to 11-8 in non-conference play.

Sacramento arrives with an ATS record of 26-24 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Kings have an ATS record of 16-11 compared to a 10-13 record vs. the spread at home.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

This season, the Denver offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 114.8 points per game.

On the road this season, the Nuggets are averaging 110.4 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 114.8 points per game. So far, they have outscored the league average in 46.2% of their games.

Denver’s offense has been one of the best in the league when it comes to two-point shooting. They are 2nd in the NBA in two-point field goals made per game and 9th in two-point shooting percentage. However, they are just 26th in three-pointers made and 27th in three-point shooting percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Nuggets are the slowest team in the league at 95.7 possessions per game. In terms of free throw shooting, they are 29th in free throws made and 28th in free throw attempts.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 118.4 points per game.

At home, the Kings are averaging 121.3 points per game this season, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118.4 points per game.

In terms of pace, Sacramento is 7th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game. This has helped them become one of the top three-point shooting teams, as they are 3rd in both three-point attempts and makes.

So far, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 66% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th in the league at 48%.

Nuggets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets’ defense is giving up an average of 110.5 points per contest. Most recently, the Nuggets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 106 points to the Lakers.

Kings Team Defense

At present, the Kings’ defense is ranked 22nd, allowing 118.1 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Pistons, the Kings’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 133 points.

Key Players For The Nuggets And Kings

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Nikola Jokic as the primary point contributor for the Nuggets, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 10/17 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.3 points per game, along with 12.2 rebounds.

On the other side, De’Aaron Fox is our projected leading scorer for the Kings. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.7% and is averaging 26.9 points per contest.

Nuggets vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Nuggets offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 111. Denver posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 3-6-1 ATS.
  • The Kings are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Denver was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Kings have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.

Nuggets vs Kings Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Kings to secure the win, with an expected final score of 115-109. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -1.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 232.5, and our model predicts the Nuggets and Kings to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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