NBA Odds: Nuggets battle Kings
The Denver Nuggets are riding a 14-game winning streak, and they'll be looking to extend that run to 15 on Saturday night as they take on the Sacramento Kings in an NBA betting matchup.
The Nuggets have picked up the victory in nine of their past 10 games against the Kings, going 7-2-1 ATS for their supporters on the NBA odds in those contests. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last five Nuggets vs. Kings games.
The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 30-38-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 43-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Sacramento is 41-27-1 on the totals; Denver is 40-30.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Nuggets and the No. 28-rated Kings in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 108-98 win for the Nuggets on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 106 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.7 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 101-98 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento got 24 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 101-98 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion.
The Nuggets were a 101-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. Denver got 29 points from Corey Brewer en route to a 101-100 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 10-0
A few Kings at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Sacramento's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento's last 16 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 24
Denver at New Orleans, Monday, March 25