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Jan 26, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets Odds

16-28TEAM RECORD26-18

Pepsi Center features an NBA battle between the host Denver Nuggets and the visiting Sacramento Kings in betting action on Saturday.

The Nuggets bring a 26-18 record (25-19 ATS) to the battle against the 16-28 Kings, who are 17-26-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 24-20 so far and the Kings go 26-17-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Nuggets sat as 12.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 211.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Nuggets and the No. 27-ranked Kings, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-95 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 103.2 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 28 at 103 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.4 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 105-95 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tyreke Evans scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 105-95 to Oklahoma City at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday).

Denver won its last outing, a 105-95 result against the Rockets on January 23. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Denver earned a 105-95 victory over Houston on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Ty Lawson at Toyota Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Kings at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Sacramento's last 15 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Sacramento's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Denver is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games

Next up:
Sacramento at Washington, Monday, January 28
Denver home to Indiana, Monday, January 28