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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-24) Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets (18-18)
Date: Friday, January 7th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Ball Arena Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings +284 | Nuggets -300 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -7
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
Friday, January 7th finds the Sacramento Kings tipping off versus the Denver Nuggets in their first meeting of the season. The teams will play a home and home set in Sacramento on February 24th and in Denver on 26th then wrap up the season series in Sacramento on March 9th.
Both teams played on Wednesday with Sacramento losing 102-108 to the Hawks while the Nuggets lost 109-115 to the Jazz.
The Nuggets hold the all-time record having bested the Kings in 95 of their 181 meetings. Last season the squads played three times with Sacramento sweeping the series.
While the Kings kept the match close versus the Hawks an uncalled (obvious) foul near game end to De’Aaron Fox didn’t sit well with the star.
Ultimately, Sacramento can only point to their inability to stop the Hawks, taking 20 fouls that led to 10 extra free throws (30) and allowing Atlanta to score 52 points in the paint.
It didn’t help that in the final minute of the match with the game still in question both Fox and Buddy Hield hoisted air balls or that they didn’t move the ball around for a better shot opportunity.
Fox was the top Kings producer on the night with 30 points on 12 of 23 shots plus six assists, two rebounds, and a steal. Tyrese Haliburton offered 24 points, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
The only other King to post double-figures was Buddy Hield with 11 points.
Richaun Holmes and Chimezie Metu were both coming out of protocols and questionable for Friday. Neither played Wednesday so they were likely still dealing with conditioning and should be back for this match. Terence Davis (ankle) is also questionable.
The reigning MVP Nikola Jokic had a monster triple-double of 26 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 assists doing everything he could to try to steal the victory from the Jazz.
That they came up just six points short was mostly due to Jokic needing more offensive support. The Nuggets trio who did step up with double-figure scoring was Monte Morris (20), Will Barton (20), and Aaron Gordon (17).
Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji are questionable as they seek to return from health and safety protocols. Aaron Gordon (illness) is probable while Markus Howard (knee) is downgraded to out.
Vlato Cancar (fractured foot) and Jamal Murry (ACL) are out indefinitely while PJ Dozier (ACL), and Michael Porter Jr. (back surgery) are done for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The Kings are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Kings are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 7 games.
- The Kings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction
Both teams are desperate for victory with the Nuggets seeking to end a two-game losing streak as well as three in a row at Ball Arena. The Kings have also lost two in a row and six of their last nine matches.
Although I’m backing the Nuggets to win I grappled with the point spread especially if Holmes returns for this match. Sacramento allows an average of 113.7 points per game and scores 109.4 whereas the Nuggets hold opponents to 106.3 but score just 105.8.
Still, I like Denver to win but that seven-point spread feels just a point or two rich.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Kings +7
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