Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (21-17) at Sacramento Kings (12-25)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT2, CSAC
The Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings meet Saturday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 3.9 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Nuggets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Sacramento, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings have been outscored by 12.2 points in their last five games and are being outscored by 6.5 points at home this season. The Denver Nuggets aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, and they're on the end of a back to back, but they've covered a great deal of games recently and are simply the better team between these two clubs. The Nuggets also know they have to win games like this if they're going to make the playoffs. I'll lay the buckets here with the Denver Nuggets.