At 10:00 ET, the Sacramento Kings (-116) will host the Denver Nuggets (-105) in a Western Conference matchup. Sacramento (29-21) is currently 7th in the Western Conference, while Denver (36-16) is 2nd.

The over/under line for this game is 232.5 points. The Kings are favored by 1 point at home. NBCS will have TV coverage for this game, which will be played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

DENVER NUGGETS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -1

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, February 9th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-109 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will the Nuggets Defense Show Up in Sacramento?

Today, the Nuggets are looking for their fourth straight win as they take on the Kings. Denver is currently 36-16 on the season, which is good for 2nd place in the Western Conference.

As the underdog, the Nuggets have a record of 2-4 this season. Their ATS record as the underdog is 3-3, and they have covered the spread in two straight road games.

In the Western Conference, the Nuggets have a record of 20-11 compared to 16-5 against non-conference opponents. On the road, Denver is 15-12 straight up and 10-16 ATS.

In their most recent game, the Nuggets defeated the Lakers by a score of 114-106. Denver was favored by 3 points in that game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 232.5.

This season, the Nuggets have an O/U record of 18-33-1. In their last two games, the under has hit, and today’s O/U line is set at 232.5. On average, the Nuggets’ games have finished with a combined score of 225.3 points.

This season, the Nuggets have been one of the NBA’s most efficient shooting teams, ranking 6th in field goal percentage. However, they have struggled from the free-throw line, ranking 29th in both attempts and makes.

Denver has been a strong two-point shooting team, hitting 55% of their attempts inside the arc. Their 114.8 points per game average is 17th in the league, but they have scored just 110.4 points per game on the road.

So far, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 46.2% of their games. They are 30th in pace at 95.7 possessions per game. In terms of assists, Denver is 4th in the league with an average of 28.8 per contest.

Not only do the Nuggets’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 4th in the league in points allowed. Denver has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 13th in the league over their last three games at 105.7 PPG allowed. Most recently, the Nuggets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 106 points to the Lakers.

Do the Kings Have What it Takes at Home?

Sacramento is favored by 1 point today against the Nuggets. This season, the Kings have been favored in 37 of their 50 games, going 24-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have an ATS record of 18-19.

In their last two games, the Kings have failed to cover the spread. Overall, they are 26-24 ATS for the season, going 10-13 ATS at home and 16-11 ATS on the road.

The Kings are currently 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 29-21. In the Pacific Division, they are 3rd. In non-conference games, they are 11-8 compared to 18-13 against the West.

Sacramento’s O/U record for the season is 25-24-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. This year, their games have averaged 236.5 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 232.5.

In their last game, the Kings lost to the Pistons by a score of 133-120. The O/U line for that game was 239 points. Sacramento was favored by 13 points going into the game, and they are looking to avoid a three-game losing streak.

At home, the Kings are averaging 121.3 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in the league at 118.4 points per game. Sacramento has outscored the NBA scoring average in 66% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 3rd in both three-pointers made per game (14.9) and three-point attempts per game (40.4). However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 37% (13th).

In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 11th in the league at 48%. They are also 7th in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, the Kings are 5th in the league at 28.7 per game.

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 118.1 points per contest. The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.