Kings vs. Nuggets - 11/5/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (1-2) at Sacramento Kings (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, CSN-California
The Sacramento Kings and the Denver Nuggets face off on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena in NBA action.
The Sacramento Kings are off to a 3-1 start going 1-1 at home and 2-0 on the road but they have won three games in a row. The Kings are averaging 97 points per game shooting 40.9 percent from the floor and 25.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 96.5 points with their opponents shooting 40.1 percent and 26.9 percent from three-point land. Rudy Gay leads the Kings averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds and Darren Collison is averaging 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.5 assists. The Kings are the second best rebounding team in the NBA averaging 48.8 per game.
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The Denver Nuggets are off to a slow start at 1-2 for the year and 0-1 on the road and they have lost their last two games. The Nuggets are averaging 95 points and they are shooting 39.1 percent from the floor including just 24.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc while their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent and 25.5 percent from three-point land. Aaron Afflalo is averaging 15 points per game to lead Denver. Kenneth Faried is averaging 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Ty Lawson is averaging 12.3 points and 7.3 assists. Denver appears to be a team who is going to struggle this season.
Sacramento is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 2-6 against the spread following a win, and 10-21 against the spread in their last 31 home games against a team with a losing road record. Denver is 2-6 against the spread against the Pacific, 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-5 against the spread against the Western Conference. Denver has covered the point spread in their last six games in Sacramento.
The number here looks very light and Sacramento is just playing better basketball right now making them an easy choice.