Kings vs. Nuggets - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (22-32) at Sacramento Kings (22-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -4 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSAC
The Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings meet Friday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.9 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last 10 road games. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a quad injury.
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The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 107.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 26.8 points and 11.1 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17.9 points and 1.7 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 3.9 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last 10 home games. Ben McLemore is questionable with a wrist injury.
The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Kings are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Sacramento.
The Kings need wins like this if they're going to get back in the playoff race. The Nuggets aren't a good team on the road and will have no answer for Cousins. I'll take the home team and reasonable number.