Nuggets vs. Kings - 2/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (23-31) at Denver Nuggets (22-34)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets PK -- Over/Under: 219.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, ALT
The Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 107.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27 points and 11.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18 points and 1.7 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.9 assists and Darren Collison is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last seven road games. Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi are questionable.
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The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 10 home games.
The Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The road team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Kings are downright awful on the road and are dropping quickly in the standings. The Nuggets continue to play hard and have a young core that can keep up with the Kings offensively. Give me the home team in a pick em contest.