Nuggets vs. Kings - 4/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (27-52) at Denver Nuggets (29-50)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, ALT
The Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday afternoon at the Pepsi Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 105.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ben McLemore is averaging 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds while Omri Casspi is averaging 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Derrick Williams is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and Ray McCallum is dishing 2.7 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from deep despite their losses. The Kings have won three road games since February. DeMarcus Cousins is out and Rudy Gay is questionable with injuries.
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The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.6 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is dishing 1.3 assists and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 16 straight when scoring less than 100 points. Six of the Nuggets last nine wins have come on their home court. Jameer Nelson is questionable with a hip injury.
The Kings are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. Western Conference and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Although the Kings are missing all of their key guys, the Nuggets have done nothing to deseve this much love from oddmakers. If forced to pick, I'm taking the points and the Kings. However, the best bet would be to leave this game alone.