Sacramento Kings (1-2 ) vs Denver Nuggets (3-0)Date : 10/23/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Pepsi Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets will welcome the Kings to Pepsi Center as the Nuggets are coming off an impressive win over the Warriors while the Kings are coming off their first win of the season against the Thunder. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Sacramento Kings's Latest Performance :
The Kings are looking to win back-to-back wins for the first time this season, going up against the Nuggets won’t be an easy task. De’Aaron Fox was impressive in the win as he dropped 22 points while shooting 7-for-12 from the floor. He was motivated to face Westbrook as he is projected to have a breakout season. The Kings must understand that they are going through a rebuilding phase and it might take longer than expected because the players that are drafted now spend only one year in college and it normally takes 2-3 years to understand the speed of the NBA. The Kings have been involved in three high-scoring contests so far, and they are averaging 125 points, good for second in the NBA. Sacramento is allowing an average of 130 points, placing them last in the NBA.
Player to watch: Willie Cauley-Stein, he has started the season hot for the Kings averaging 18 points in the three games played this season facing the Joker next won’t be an easy task for the young big man.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets have started off their season undefeated as they are coming off a win against the defending champs the Golden State Warriors. After a perfect game in Phoenix, the Joker had 23 points hitting 7-of-14 from the floor. He is one of the reasons why the Nuggets are 3-0. His all-around game really benefits the way Nuggets play. Gary Harris came up big in his last outing as he scored 28 points in 35 minutes. With Murray being out against the Kings I expect Harris to have a huge scoring game in this one. Harris averaged 18.8 points in four games against Sacramento last season. The Nuggets are still without Barton but with the talent that they have going up against the Kings should get the job done.
Player to watch: Nikola Jokic, he is set to have a breakout season with the way he is playing in the last three games. He knows that he was only one game short of making the playoffs last season and that might be the reason why he is playing with a chip on his shoulder because he doesn’t want that to happen to him again.
How Sacramento Kings & Denver Nuggets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific.
Kings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Denver Nuggets -11
My reason for the pick :
The Denver Nuggets should come up on top against the Kings at home. It will be a challenge for Willie to contain Jokic as he will have his way offensively putting up huge numbers in this game. The Nuggets have been playing great as of late and they just recently took down the defending champs so I don’t see them falling to the Kings at home. If the Nuggets can keep this up they could become legit contenders in the West.
Betting trends for Sacramento Kings:
- Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.