Nuggets vs Kings Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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A contest featuring an NBA squad on a roll, the Denver Nuggets (22-11 overall and 8-2 over their last 10 games), and the Sacramento Kings (17-15) will take place at Golden 1 Center on December 28, 2022. The Nuggets are 1.5-point favorites as they aim to continue their winning ways. The matchup has a 236 point total.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Kings

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Kings are listed at +104 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 236 points.

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Nuggets vs. Kings Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Nuggets vs. Kings Betting Trends

In the Nuggets’ 33 games this season, they have 16 wins against the spread. Denver has won 18, or 69.2%, of the 26 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have hit the over on 15 of 32 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Kings are 19-13-0 this season. Sacramento has been the underdog on the moneyline 17 total times this season. Sacramento has finished 6-11 in those games. Kings games this season have gone over the total in 14 of 32 opportunities (43.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nuggets

Nuggets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 30 25.3 11 9.5 1.5 0.6 0.8
Jamal Murray 28 18.3 3.9 5.7 1 0.2 2
Aaron Gordon 29 17.5 6.7 2.1 0.9 0.8 1
Michael Porter Jr. 19 16.7 6.1 1.3 0.7 0.4 2.8
Nah’Shon Hyland 25 12.7 2.1 3.1 0.6 0.4 2.3

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 29 23.3 4.9 5.5 0.9 0.4 1.8
Domantas Sabonis 31 17.9 12.4 6.7 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 31 15.5 3.2 2.9 1.1 0.3 2.9
Malik Monk 32 14.1 2.3 3.9 0.7 0.2 1.8
Harrison Barnes 32 13.8 5.5 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.2
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Nuggets: Bruce Brown: Questionable (Ankle), Jamal Murray: Questionable (Injury Management), Aaron Gordon: Questionable (Shoulder), Jeff Green: Out (Hand), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)

Kings: Domantas Sabonis: Questionable (Thumb)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Offensively, Denver is posting 115.9 points per game (seventh-ranked in league). It is surrendering 113.8 points per contest on defense (17th-ranked). Offensively the Nuggets have played better in home games this season, posting 118.5 points per game, compared to 113.7 per game in road games. The Nuggets have been scoring 118.5 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 115.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

With a 38.7% three-point percentage this season, Denver is second-best in the NBA. It ranks 14th in the league by sinking 11.7 treys per contest. Of the shots taken by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 65.1% of them have been two-pointers (73.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 34.9% have been three-pointers (26.8%).

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What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento is the second-best squad in the league in points scored (117.8 per game) and 23rd in points conceded (116.1). In 2022-23 the Kings are averaging 8.1 more points per game at home (121.8) than on the road (113.7). Over their last 10 games, the Kings are putting up 113.7 points per contest, compared to their season average of 117.8.

In 2022-23, Sacramento is sixth in the league in 3-point makes (13.3 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). The Kings take 43.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 56.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.3% of the Kings’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 68.7% are 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Kings Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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