Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings: 12/29/2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 29, 2020

The Denver Nuggets (1-2) are favored by 2.5 points against the Sacramento Kings (2-1) on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM ET. The matchup airs on NBCS-CA. The matchup has a point total of 223.5.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Kings Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -2.5 -110 -110 223.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Sacramento Kings for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver has a 7-3 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Sacramento. The Kings hold a 3-1 advantage against the spread when taking on the Nuggets.

Nuggets vs Kings in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/23/2020 Nuggets Nuggets -7.5 226 -305 245 Regular Season 124-122 SAC
12/29/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -7.5 209 -338 270 Regular Season 120-115 DEN
11/30/2019 Nuggets Kings -4 205.5 -181 149 Regular Season 100-97 SAC
10/28/2019 Nuggets Kings -5 217.5 -213 174 Regular Season 101-94 DEN
2/13/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 120-118 DEN
1/3/2019 Kings Regular Season 117-113 DEN
10/23/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 126-112 DEN
3/11/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 130-104 DEN
1/6/2018 Kings Regular Season 106-98 SAC
11/20/2017 Kings Regular Season 114-98 DEN
  • 12/29/2019 DNP – Nuggets: Paul Millsap; Kings: Marvin Bagley III
  • 11/30/2019 DNP – Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III
  • 10/28/2019 DNP – Kings: Marvin Bagley III
  • Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver was strong against the spread, going 46-41-4 last season.
    • The Nuggets struggled to cover, going just 19-25-3 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
    • In 47 of 91 (51.6%) contests last season, Denver and its opponents hit the total.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Kings Betting Information

    • Sacramento had a 37-33-2 record against the spread, covering in 51.4% of their outings.
    • When they were at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Kings fared well, going 8-12 against the spread.
    • Sacramento and its opponents hit the over in more than half of their games last year — 38 of 72 (52.8%).
    Bet on the Sacramento Kings to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 39 of 92 outings (42.4%) last season, the Nuggets and their opponents combined for this matchup’s point total of 223.5 points.
    • Sacramento played in 36 games last season (out of 72 total matchups — 50% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 223.5 points.
    • These two teams averaged a combined 220.6 points per game last year, 2.9 fewer points than the over/under of 223.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these teams averaged a combined 221.4 points per game last season, 2.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
    • The average over/under the Nuggets had set in games last season was 3.7 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Kings last year was 1.3 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • Nikola Jokic averaged 19.9 points per game last season and added 9.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
    • Will Barton hit 1.9 threes per game a season ago.
    • Gary Harris swiped 1.4 steals per game. Paul Millsap collected 0.6 blocks a contest.

    Kings Leaders

    • De’Aaron Fox scored 21.1 points per game and averaged 6.8 assists per contest last season.
    • Hassan Whiteside averaged 13.5 rebounds per game.
    • Buddy Hield was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, knocking down 3.8 per game.
    • Fox grabbed 1.5 per game. Whiteside averaged 2.9 blocks a contest.
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