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Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/9/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings

Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA

TV: NBC Sports California

Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings (29-21) will try to defeat the Denver Nuggets (35-16) on Friday.

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The Nuggets took the court against the Trail Blazers and took home the win by a score of 112-103 in their last game. Denver walked away from the contest having earned a 48.8% field goal percentage (42 out of 86) and buried 12 out of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets converted 16 of 19 shots for a percentage of 84.2%. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 26 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 45.9% from the field on 39 of 85 shooting. Portland doled out 29 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, Portland totaled 42 rebounds (15 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Portland finished the contest at 93.3% from the charity stripe by making 14 of their 15 tries. They converted 11 of their 31 tries from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up with 11 while the Trail Blazers totaled 16 personal fouls.

Nikola Jokic is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished with 29 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also collected 8 rebounds. Jokic ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 7 assists.

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Denver will play this game with a record of 35-16 so far this season. They turn it over 12.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Denver is grabbing 44.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,465 dimes so far this season, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Nuggets are shooting 37.0% on 3-pointers (587 of 1,586) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They average 114.8 points per contest (16th in the league) while hitting 49.4% from the floor.

On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 12.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They concede 36.2% on three-point shots and they are 4th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.6). The Nuggets defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.7% (2,073 of 4,440) and they surrender 41.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,295 relinquished for the season.

The last time they took the court, the Kings went home defeated by a final of 133-120 when they played the Pistons. The Kings snagged 28 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 33 for the contest. They also gave up possession 4 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Pistons earned 21 fouls in this contest which got the Kings to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.2%. In relation to three-point attempts, Sacramento converted 15 out of their 44 tries (34.1%). In all, the Kings went 45 for 95 from the field which had them sitting at 47.4%. The Kings allowed the Pistons to convert 47 out of 84 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 56.0% in this contest. They finished 54.8% from three-point range by shooting 17 of 31 and finished the contest at 22 out of 22 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Sacramento permitted Detroit to get 48 in all (6 offensive).

Domantas Sabonis was important for the Kings in the game. Sabonis tallied 30 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this game. He converted 11 of 17 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 64.7%, and had 12 rebounds.

Sacramento has a record of 29-21 for the year. The Kings are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 28.7 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. Sacramento has accounted for 5,919 pts on the campaign (118.4 per game) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings are shooting 48.1% from the floor, which is 11th in the league.

The Kings are ranked 21st in basketball in points allowed per contest with 118.1. They have forced 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.8% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 39.7% on shots from distance (685 of 1,724) and their opposition knocks down 80.8% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 27.6 dimes and 43.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in basketball.

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Denver

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