Nuggets vs. Kings Prediction
Can the Denver Nuggets go on the road and pick up a win over the Sacramento Kings when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?
521 Denver Nuggets vs. 522 Sacramento Kings
Thursday, January 3, 2019
10PM ET – Golden 1 Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Kings. The over/under total for this game is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent going on the Nuggets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nuggets winning, not covering
Denver is on a three-game win streak right now, but the Nuggets have failed to cover in five straight. They earned a 115-108 win at home over New York on Wednesday, but couldn’t cover the 13-point spread. The Nuggets are 24-11 overall, 9-8 on the road, 19-16 against the spread and 20-14-1 with the under.
The Nuggets have one of the top defenses in the NBA, allowing just 104.8 points per game while holding opponents to 32.7 percent shooting from the arc. They also allow the fewest rebounds in the NBA (42.3 per game). Offensively, Denver is putting up 110.1 points per contest. Jamal Murray is leading the team with 18.3 points and 4.9 assists per game while Nikola Jokic is adding 18.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists per contest.
Kings on a skid
Sacramento is coming off a 113-108 OT loss at home to Portland on Wednesday for its third loss in four games. The Kings have failed to cover in four straight as well. Sacramento is now 19-18 on the season, 10-8 at home, 21-16 against the spread and 25-12 with the over.
The Kings are one of the top offenses in the NBA, averaging 115.0 points per game while shooting 38.3 percent from the 3-point line. Defensively, Sacramento is giving up 116.7 points per game while opponents shoot 47.3 percent from the field. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 19.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while De’Aaron Fox is adding 18.1 points and 7.5 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 6-2 against the spread when playing on 1 day of rest, but they have failed to cover in five straight road games.
The Kings are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight Thursday games and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games when playing on 1 day of rest.
Both teams are struggling to cover right now, but Denver is a team that is hard to trust on the road. Sacramento has been pretty respectable at home and the Kings are capable of putting up big offensive numbers. With them being a winning team and getting points at home against a team that has struggled to cover in general, I will take my chances with the young Kings to rise up tonight.
NBA Prediction: Sacramento Kings +3.5