Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Basketball Betting Tips 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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Golden 1 Center is the site where Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings (0-3, 5th in the Pacific Division) will play the Denver Nuggets (2-0, 1st in the Northwest Division) on Monday. The line on this contest has Denver as 5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 221.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/26/2019 Harry Giles PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Oct 28
10/24/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
Jamal Murray averages 21 points per game in 37 minutes per contest. He averages 5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night. He pulls down 14 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Buddy Hield averages 17 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Harrison Barnes averages 11 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Denver averages 108 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 17 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 120 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 53% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 27 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game. Sacramento is 28th in the league with 96 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -24. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 17. The Kings are 5th in turnovers per game with 21.
The Nuggets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 8th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 22nd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Denver is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 61%, which is 2nd in the league. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 92.6, and their defensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +5
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