Nuggets vs. Kings - 4/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (30-45) at Denver Nuggets (32-45)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, ALT
The Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a feel good win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27 points and 11.6 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 17 points and 1.7 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets also could use a victory after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.7 points and 8.8 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 5.2 assists and Emmanuel Mudiay is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last six home games.
The Kings are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Kings continue to not play a lick of defense and are coming off a rough game Friday night. With the Nuggets playing as well as they are as of late, I like Denver by double digits.