Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-4)
Golden 1 Center is the venue where and the Sacramento Kings (10-11) will play the Denver Nuggets (12-9) on Saturday. Denver opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 230.
The Denver Nuggets played the Los Angeles Lakers and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-93 in their last contest. Denver finished the game with a 39.1% field goal percentage (36 out of 92) and converted 8 of 28 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 13 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 43 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 19 assists for this contest while earning 8 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defense, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 56.8% from the field on 46 of 81 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 29 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Lakers grabbed 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 63.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 22 attempts. They buried 8 out of their 24 attempts from 3-point range.
Jamal Murray is one player who played a role for the game. He was able to score 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 36:37 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Murray walked away from this one shooting 41.2% from the field and dished out 5 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Nuggets was JaMychal Green. He pulled down 8 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in the game by going 5-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Green played 28:25 min.
Denver enters this matchup with a record of 12-9 for the year. The Nuggets are shooting 38.0% on 3-pointers (272 of 715) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They average 115.5 points per outing (5th in the NBA) while hitting 47.8% from the floor. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a group are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Denver is collecting 45.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 562 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 8th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Nuggets have forced 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.6 fouls. The Nuggets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (321 of 453) and they surrender 40.8 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 26th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 562 conceded so far this year. They concede 37.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 15th in the league in points per game allowed (111.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings got the victory with a final of 116-111 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Kings collected 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the game. They blocked 2 shots while earning 7 steals for the game. The Celtics committed 21 fouls for the game which took the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 19 of them for a percentage of 82.6%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Sacramento converted 13 of 37 attempts (35.1%). In all, the Kings shot 42 out of 92 from the field which had them at 45.7%. The Kings allowed the Celtics to bury 39 of their 86 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3% for the game. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 33 and ended up going 22 out of 29 from the free throw line (75.9%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted Boston to collect 45 in total (11 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for this game. He made 9 out of 17 for this contest for a rate of 52.9%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Fox pulled down 2 boards in his 38:05 mins of time on the hardwood and accounted for 11 assists for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He ended up with 24 points in 37:03 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 17 shooting for the game. Barnes walked away from this one going 41.2% from the floor and also contributing 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 10-11 for the season. The Kings commit 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 72.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game. Sacramento has tallied 2,384 pts for the year (113.5 per contest) and they snag 43.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which ranks them 9th in basketball. The Kings are ranked 29th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 118.8. They have allowed 26.1 dimes and 44.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 26th and 14th in the NBA. The Sacramento defense allows 38.9% on three-point shots (284 of 730) and opponents are knocking down 81.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.2% from the floor (29th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento (+4)
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