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(1-2) Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets (3-0)
Date: Tuesday October 23
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colarado
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 228
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Tuesday, October 23 finds the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets tipping off at the Pepsi Center in their second week of action. Denver finished week one 3-0 including a win versus the Warriors to land atop the loaded Western Conference. Meanwhile Sacramento are 1-2 having ruined Russell Westbrook’s season debut.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Nuggets winning three of the four contests. The Nuggets also hold the all-time record having bested the Kings 90 times of their 179 matches.
The Kings likely know a lottery berth awaits. Still, the young athletic members of this Sacramento squad are keen to make a mark and aren’t about to roll over and freely accept their fate.
In the win over OKC they scored 34 points in three of the four quarters. This is mostly due to the speed Sacramento are playing with as their pace is ranked second. That and excellent perimeter efficiency where the squad are also excelling shooting 40.9 percent this season.
Although the Kings have the eighth ranked offense their defense ranks 25th which is why the Kings have just one victory in three attempts.
Sophomore De’Aaron Fox is a revelation averaging 20.3 points, 7.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Kosta Koufos (hamstring) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) will be out.
Missing the postseason in back-to-back years by one point offered plenty of motivational fuel for Denver. Gone are franchise staples Wilson Chandler (76ers), Kenneth Faried (Nets) and Darrell Arthur.
While many pundits picked the Nuggets to clear that hurdle this season few expected it to be occurring with the top ranked defense in the NBA. Although the squad aren’t likely to stay there it does speak to the commitment of the team.
The Nuggets are one of the deepest squads in the Association with an embarrassment of riches on their roster. Gary Harris is the perfect wing to fulfill scoring needs. Jamal Murray assumed starting point guard duties, yet is better suited to a shooting guard role.
This however isn’t much of an issue given the ball primarily moves through big man Nikola Jokic who undoubtedly is headed to his first All-Star Game. Jokic was a perfect 11 for 11 from the field versus the Suns as he recorded a triple-double of 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
Injuries include: Will Barton (groin strain), Isaiah Thomas (hip), Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Jarred Vanderbilt (foot).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Kings and Nuggets are 5-5 ATS in their last 10.
- The squads have split their last 10 head to head meetings.
- Over Under is 5-5 in teams last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Denver is the only team in the NBA to hold squads under 100 points. Unfortunately, the Kings uptempo pace and perimeter efficiency will make that a difficult task. Alternatively, the Nuggets will be able to score at will versus an anemic Kings defense.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
Pride may play a factor here given the Nuggets early defensive prowess, but the Kings scored 117 against the Jazz, so it’s highly unlikely Sacramento don’t break 100.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Kings 103 – Nuggets 117
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