Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Denver Nuggets (39-26) are hitting the road to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Sacramento Kings (24-43).
The Nuggets played the Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 131-124 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 25 while the Warriors accounted for 14 personal fouls. They made 17 of their 40 tries from beyond the perimeter. Golden State finished the game shooting 73.9% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 23 attempts. In addition, Golden State pulled down 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Golden State doled out 41 assists and had 29 steals in the matchup. In terms of defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 51.1% from the floor on 45 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 39 dimes for the matchup while forcing 0 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 41 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Nuggets buried 29 of 41 shots for a rate of 70.7%. Denver finished having earned a 54.8% field goal percentage (46 of 84) and knocked down 10 out of their 32 three-point shots.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. Jokic finished the contest at 70.6% from the floor and recorded 13 assists. He played for 35 minutes played and pulled down 15 rebounds. He ended up scoring 32 points on 12 out of 17 shooting.
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Denver comes into this one with a record of 39-26 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Denver is pulling down 44.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,782 dimes for the campaign, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 35.3% on three-point shots (839 of 2,377) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.3 points per contest (10th in the league) while connecting on 47.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Nuggets are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They rank 16th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,599 surrendered on the campaign. The Nuggets are giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (2,628 of 5,646) and they surrender 42.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 33.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 12th in the league in PPG allowed (108.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kings took a loss by a score of 131-115 when they played the Knicks. When discussing cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted New York to pull down 38 in total (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 42.9% from 3-point land by going 18 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). The Kings allowed the Knicks to bury 47 of their 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.1% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Kings ended up going 39 for 80 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento made 11 out of their 32 tries (34.4%). They were able to knock down 26 of the free throws for a rate of 72.2%. The Knicks committed 8 fouls in the game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 36 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Kings recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest.
Harrison Barnes pitched in for the Kings for this contest. Barnes racked up 23 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist in this contest. He made 7 of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 3 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 24-43 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in the league. Sacramento has scored 7,381 points on the year (110.2 per contest) and they collect 43.6 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.5 times per contest (20th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Kings commit 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 76.4% from the charity stripe.
The Sacramento defense surrenders 36.4% on shots from distance (839 of 2,303) and their opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 25.0 dimes and 45.5 boards every game, which ranks them 20th and 21st in the league. The Kings are ranked 29th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 115.3. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.9% from the floor (29th in basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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