Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/26/14
Denver Nuggets (21-21) at Sacramento Kings (15-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +3.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets head to Sacramento on Sunday to face off against the Kings.
The Sacramento Kings are currently in fourth place in the Pacific division, as the Kings are sitting at 15-27 on the season. Sacramento is being led by DeMarcus Cousins this season as Cousins is scoring an average of 22.6 points per game, while also leading the Kings in rebounds, steals and blocks. Sacramento is struggling a bit right now, as the Kings have dropped three out of their last four games heading into this meeting with the Denver Nuggets, with their last loss coming on Friday against the Pacers 116-111 in overtime.
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The Denver Nuggets are currently in third place in the Northwest division, trailing the red hot OKC Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Nuggets, like usual are solid offensively, putting up an average of 103.5 points per game this season, but this team has problems shutting the opposition down, as the Nuggets are allowing 102.8 per game on average. Denver, like the Kings has dropped three out of their last four games, but did get a win last time out, defeating the Pacers 109-96 in Denver on Saturday.
The Nuggets are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games when playing on just one day of rest, and the Nuggets are 8-19 against the spread in their last 27 when playing a team with a losing record. The Nuggets however, are 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games overall.
The Sacramento Kings are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games at home, and the Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after an outright loss. Sacramento is also 4-1 against the spread in their last five Sunday games.
It might be the popular play on this one, but I'm on the over here. Both of these teams can put up points, and I look for more of the same here on Saturday as the Nuggets are going to keep the pace high, and the Kings are going to have to try and keep up.