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Kings take on Nuggets in hoops contest

Sacramento KingsDenver Nuggets
March 5, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets Odds

12-25TEAM RECORD21-17

Denver looks to cover the Nuggets-Kings pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 21-17 mark when they host Sacramento in NBA action.

Denver will face the 12-25 Kings, who own a 19-18 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Nuggets are 19-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 16-21 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nuggets sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kings are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 103-93.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 5 in the league with 43.8 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Kings rate No. 17 with 6.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

The Kings were a 96-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Kings got 21 points from Marcus Thornton, but it was Phoenix that prevailed in a 96-88 final on Sunday at US Airways Center.

The Nuggets were a 99-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got a 22-point performance from Ty Lawson, who added 11 assists as Denver ran past San Antonio 99-94 on Sunday at AT&T Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Sacramento's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Wednesday, March 7
Denver home to Cleveland, Wednesday, March 7

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