Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Denver Nuggets (33-25) are en route to Golden 1 Center on Thursday where they will meet the Sacramento Kings (22-38).
The Nuggets took the court against the Warriors and took home the win by a score of 117-116 in their last contest. Denver walked away from the game having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (43 of 91) and knocked down 14 of 36 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Nuggets knocked down 17 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 48 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 assists in the game as well as forcing 5 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding defense, Denver allowed 51.7% from the field on 45 of 87 shooting. Golden State recorded 37 dimes and had 26 steals for the contest. Moreover, Golden State totaled 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 1 block. Golden State walked away from this one shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of their 24 tries. They knocked down 10 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up walking away with 18 while the Warriors totaled 10 personal fouls.
Bryn Forbes is a guy who played a role in the game. He left the arena with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played 30 minutes played but did not grab any boards. Forbes ended up going 66.7% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Denver enters this contest with a record of 33-25 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Denver is pulling in 43.9 boards per game and is sitting with 1,572 assists for the campaign, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are hitting 35.5% from downtown (751 of 2,118) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.9 points per contest (13th in basketball) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game and they draw 19.3 fouls. They currently rank 14th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,420 conceded this year. The Nuggets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.6% (2,338 of 5,021) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (107.8).
When they last played, the Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-118 against the Bulls. The Kings collected 29 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 36 for the matchup. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. The Bulls had 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Kings to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of those for a rate of 90.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento converted 12 out of their 30 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Kings went 43 for 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.2%. The Kings allowed the Bulls to convert 47 out of their 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in the game. They wrapped up this game 41.4% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 12 of 29 and ended up shooting 19 out of 20 from the charity stripe (95.0%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Sacramento allowed Chicago to get 34 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Harrison Barnes ended up being a factor for the Kings for this contest. He made 4 of 7 in the matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and added 4 rebounds. Barnes totaled 17 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in this matchup.
Sacramento has a mark of 22-38 for the season. The Kings are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 23.3 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. Sacramento has earned 6,592 pts this year (109.9 per game) and they snag 43.7 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are hitting on 45.6% from the floor, which ranks them 17th in the league.
The Sacramento defense allows 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (742 of 2,051) and their opposition knocks down 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.9 dimes and 45.9 boards per contest, which is 18th and 22nd in the league. The Kings are ranked 29th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.9. They have forced 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the floor (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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