Sacramento Kings at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 11.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -5 as they average 125.7 points per contest while giving up 130.7 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 108.7 points per contest and give up 95.7, which is a point differential of 13.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/16/18 C Kosta Koufos Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Sacramento
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Buddy Hield averages 17.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Nikola Jokic averages 26.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Gary Harris averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 125.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.0 per game. The Kings allow 130.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 26.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 23rd in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 13. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 52.3 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23. The Nuggets are 26th in turnovers per game with 12. The Nuggets surrender 95.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Kings are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 119.9, and their offensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 26th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 109 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Sacramento is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Denver is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the league. The Nuggets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 96.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 27th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -11.5
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