The time to make up ground on the teams currently holding the playoff spots in the NBA is beginning to run out, and there are a few teams who may already be starting to make plans for next season. The Sacramento Kings are still alive in the Western Conference, although they are now 4 games back of the final spot. They are 2 games up on Denver, and will have a chance to make things very difficult for the Nuggets if they can knock them off on Tuesday night. This is a crucial game for both teams, as they really cannot afford to lose many more games if they have any hope of breaking into the top 8 in the West. Neither team is going particularly well at the moment, so it’s not going to be easy to decide which way to place your NBA odds spread wager on this one.
Sacramento Kings Vs Denver Nuggets NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
Why bet on the Sacramento Kings
The Kings (23-31) started the second half of the season the same way in which they ended the first with a win. They went into the break on a high after taking out the Philadelphia 76ers, and then kept things rolling when they returned, taking out the Nuggets 116-106 in the first of a home and away series. The Kings are just 9-18 on the road this season, but they will be facing a Nuggets team that isn’t exactly lighting things up on home court. You also have to consider that when the Kings do win, it is usually against teams with a losing record. They have gone 14-8 this season against teams playing below the .500 mark. Sacramento are averaging 107.2 PPG, and are giving up 109.1 PPG.
Why bet on the Denver Nuggets
At 6 games back of the final playoff spot, the Denver Nuggets (22-34) are very much on the brink of being out of the postseason equation. They simply cannot afford to lose any more games to the teams ahead of them in the race right now, yet that is exactly what they did in their last game versus this same Kings team. The Nuggets are having a difficult time getting any sort of consistency going, and they are just 5-5 in their last 10. They cannot hope to make up any ground if they continue to play .500 ball the rest of the way. The Nuggets played the Kings twice on home court last season, and we ended up with a split. Splitting games seems to be how things are going for the Nuggets this year, as they are 12-12 versus teams with a losing record. The Nuggets are averaging 100.7 PPG, and are giving up 104.0 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I expect this one to be a little closer than the meeting over the weekend, but I still believe that the end result, a win for the Kings, will be the same.
Sacramento Kings 107 Denver Nuggets 106