Nuggets vs Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 12/2/23

Sacramento Kings (10-7) vs Denver Nuggets (14-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings prediction.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview 

The Denver Nuggets are coming off recent wins over the Spurs, Clippers, Rockets, and Suns. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 29 points and 13.2 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Sacramento Kings lost to the Clippers on Wednesday, which rains on wins over the Timberwolves and Warriors. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 116.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 30.7 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.7 points and 11.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Keegan Murray is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (31.9).
  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for Q2 win percentage this season (23.5%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (70.7%).
  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.1).

Nuggets vs Kings Prediction

The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back, and they have a history this season of sitting guys in spots like this. The Sacramento Kings have the rest advantage, and they're at home, where they're 5-2 SU. The Kings are the healthier side, given the Nuggets are still dealing with a banged up Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray. Also, I'd check the status of Jokic before locking in a bet here. Either way, I'm going to lay the bucket with the Kings at home, given the rest edge.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -2.5

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