Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/3/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (1-1) at Denver Nuggets (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Denver Nuggets will be hosting the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Denver Nuggets are sitting at 1-1 this season, following a loss to their rivals the OKC Thunder on Saturday, 102-91. The Nuggets are playing some good ball, Denver just ran into a talented Denver team that was coming off a loss, and coming into this game as the underdog, and as such the Nuggets received OKC’s full attention. The Nuggets currently have the third ranked scoring defense in the league at this point, and Denver is also sold on the boards, grabbing an average of 46 rebounds per game. The offense has struggled so far however, with the leading scorer for the Nuggets being Arron Afflalo with an average of 14.5 per outing.
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The Sacramento Kings are in the black right now, holding a 2-1 record currently. Sacramento will head to Denver fresh off a solid win against the Clippers on SUnday, upending the Clippers 98-92, helping to contribute to one of the many upsets in the early NBA season. Sacramento’s Center, Cousins went off against the Clippers, registering 34 points and 17 total boards on the day. Rudy Gay had a big impact as well, putting up 25 points against the Clippers. The Kings should be improved this season if they can stay healthy, but in their tough division, it will take a strong record to compete.
Against the Nuggets lately, the Kings are 3-1 against the spread in Denver, and on their home court, the Nuggets are 2-1 against the Kings overall in their last three meetings.
I'm backing the Nuggets here. The Kings match up pretty well with the Nuggets, but Denver is coming off a big win on Sunday, and even though it’s a short flight, they have to head to the thin air of Denver with no rest. KIngs keep it close late, but look for the Nuggets to pull away and get the cover.