Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Denver Nuggets head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 24-11. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 110.1 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 19-18 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.0 points per game and surrender 116.7, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-16-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 15-20-0 against the over/under this year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-16-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 25-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Nikola Jokic averages 18.0 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 9.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jamal Murray comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 18.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 104.8 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Denver averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 46.9 boards per contest and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings give up 116.7 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Sacramento is 5th in the NBA with 115.0 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.4. The Kings are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 9th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Denver is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 21st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento +2.5 and under 229.5 total points
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