Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Parlay 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Denver Nuggets head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 9-6. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 108.5 points per contest while giving up 105.4 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 4-12. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 92.9 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of -12.4.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 5-9-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/18/17 C Mason Plumlee Abdominal is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Lakers
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/19/17 G Buddy Hield Ankle is "?" Monday vs. Denver
11/19/17 G Vince Carter Illness is "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Nikola Jokic averages 16.2 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 11.6 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Will Barton comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 10.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Buddy Hield has scored 11.6 points per contest while playing 23.4 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 105.4 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Denver averages 108.5 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.07 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year. Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 92.9 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -12.38. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 19.6. The Kings are 27th in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Denver is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.6, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento +8.5 and under 206.5 total points
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