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Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Prediction (2024)

Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets: Prediction (2024)

The Sacramento Kings will face the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Ball Arena in Denver. This will be the second meeting between the teams. The Kings are currently in eighth place in the Western Conference after a 125-120 loss against the Phoenix Suns on the road and will be playing back-to-back for the second night. Despite the recent loss, Kings stars De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis were incredible, combining for 75 points, 27 rebounds and 18 assists. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are in fourth place in the Western Conference after losing their previous game to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. 

 

Preview  

The Kings have lost two games in a row and are 1-4 in their last five games. They have lost three consecutive games and have fallen to a -5.8 net rating, which includes a low offensive rating of 119.6 and a low defensive rating of 125.4 in their last five games. Meanwhile, the Nuggets had arguably their worst two games of the season, both of which they played on the road. This is noticeable in their net rating for the last two games, which is -22.9, including an offensive rating of 100.3 and a defensive rating of 123.2. 

 

Starting lineup 

For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray and Domantas Sabonis will be the starting five. Meanwhile, the Nuggets will start with Reggie Jackson, Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic. These starting lineups can be changed based on the final status of the players who are currently listed as questionable or probable for the upcoming game. 

 

Prediction  

The Denver Nuggets are favored to win at home. They are favored with a -6.5 point spread and -250 on the moneyline. The Kings are playing back-to-back after a tough loss and the Nuggets’ rest and playing at home could be attributed to this, even though the Kings are leading the season series. The Kings are favored over point total of 229.5 points, while the Nuggets are expected to go under 229.5. 

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