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Sacramento KingsDenver Nuggets
Jan 4, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets Odds


The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kings tip off at Pepsi Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Nuggets sport records of 4-2 and 5-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 2-4 and 2-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Nuggets and 3-3 for the Kings.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Kings, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-90 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 16-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 21 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 107 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 113-96 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento got 17 points from Jimmer Fredette but lost anyway 113-96 against the Grizzlies on Tuesday at FedExForum.

Denver won its last outing, a 91-86 result against the Bucks on January 2. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Denver on Monday, leading the Nuggets to a 91-86 victory over Milwaukee at Pepsi Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Kings at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Sacramento's last 22 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Denver is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Milwaukee, Thursday, January 5
Denver at New Orleans, Friday, January 6