Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Latest NBA Odds and Predictions
The Sacramento Kings is set to lock horns against the giant Denver Nuggets in their 22nd game of the season. Kings who didn’t have a particularly good 2019 season, have once again found themselves in a sticky position whereas the Nuggets’ performance has followed an upward trend.
The game is scheduled to be held on 7th February in the Golden 1 Center at 3.30 am IST. Despite the fact that the Nuggets have the momentum going into this game, the Kings have a small winning streak going on that might prove to be the leveler in this rivalry.
Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Latest NBA Odds and Predictions : Recent form
The Sacramento Kings needs to get their tactics right to get back to winning wins. More than anything, the inconsistency has been a key to their limited success this season. They got a much-needed head start with three important wins in the first 4 games.
Their campaign took a big hit with three defeats against Rockets and Warriors. In the last 5 games, they have secured victories against Magic, Raptors, Pelicans and Celtics besides the only loss against Heat.
If they have to get back to top 5, it is important for them to defeat a competitive team like Nuggets.
The Denver Nuggets are looking to go deep for yet another season after some strong performances coming their way so far. It is high time that they pull up their sucks to make it to the top of the conference.
They have won 12 games as opposed to 9 losses so far. The start to the season wasn’t on the expected lines with defeats to Kings and Clippers. This pattern continued for the next few games but they finally started to punch above their weights.
They have managed to string 3 victories in the last 5 outings and are longing to keep the momentum going.
Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Latest NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (187 games): Nuggets – 95 wins, Kings – 92 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Kings won 125-115 on 29th Dec 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Latest NBA Odds and Predictions : Players to watch out
Harrison Barnes who is the small forward in the side with an exceptional rating of 87 and average of 17.2 points in every outing so far.
Deaaron Fox who is the point guard has a rating of 79 with a 3-pointer conversion of 35.2% so far. He has also averaged 22.3 points in this period.
Hassan Whiteside who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 58.1 and a free throw percentage of 52.6 in 14 games.
Buddy Hield who has played at the guard position is a seasoned NBA player with an average of 16.1 points and field goal conversion of 38.3% in this season.
Nikola Jokic who plays at the center position was kept silent against Lakers as he was limited to just 13 points in 35 minutes.
Jamal Murray who is the point guard has a 3-pointer conversion of 35.1% so far in addition to averaging 18.9 points.
Michael Porter Jr. who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 55.9 and a free throw percentage of 83.3 in 10 games this season. He has also averaged 6.5 rebounds per game during the same time.
Monte Morris who has played at the point guard has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 10.8 points and 3.4 assists in his career. Will Barton has been a regular in the side with 11.1 points, 3.5 dribbles and 4 rebounds in this edition.
Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Latest NBA Odds and Predictions : Outright predictions
The odds and predictions for this thrilling clash will be updated as and when the game day approaches. The teams that are competing in this particular game are not considered to be outright favorites but can give a run for your money on their day.
According to BettingExpert, the Kings have the 12th best chance in the Western conference while the Denver Nuggets are one of the top 5 favorites in the same category. On the other hand, the 2019 Eastern conference finalists are tipped to win the NBA championship as the 7th favorites, based on SMarkets.