The Kings (+196) are currently on a two-game losing streak and are 8th in the Western Conference. They are playing a Nuggets team (-243) that has also lost two straight and is 4th in the West. The over/under line is 229.5.

This conference matchup will be played at Ball Arena in Denver. The Kings are 30-23 overall and 3rd in the Pacific Division, while the Nuggets are 36-18 and 3rd in the Northwest. NBCS will have coverage starting at 9:00 ET.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Denver Nuggets -6.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE DENVER NUGGETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 123-115 in favor of the Nuggets.
  • Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Sacramento Pull Off a Road Win?

This season, Sacramento is 27-26 against the spread and has failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, they are 16-13 ATS and have an ATS record of 5-10 as the underdog.

Sacramento's O/U record for the season is 28-24-1, and the over has hit in their last seven games. Today's O/U line of 229.5 is lower than the average of 237 points per game in their games this season.

In their last game against the Suns, the Kings lost by a score of 130-125. The O/U line for that game was 245.5, and Sacramento was getting 4.5 points as the underdog.

The Kings are currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 30-23. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place. On the road, Sacramento is 15-14.

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 7th in the NBA at 118.7 points per game. However, they have actually been better at home (121.8 PPG) than on the road (116.1 PPG).

Sacramento has been an above-average three-point shooting team this season, ranking 4th in the league in made threes per game (14.9). In terms of overall field goal percentage, they are 10th at 48%.

So far, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 66% of their games. They are also 7th in the league in pace at 100.4 possessions per game.

On defense, the Kings are ranked 22nd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 56.6% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Kings squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 39.5% from downtown.

Does Denver Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Nuggets are favored by 6.5 points today and have gone 5-0 as the favorite. This season, they are 34-12 as the favorite and have gone 19-25 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Denver has an O/U record of 19-34-1 this season, and their games have averaged 225.2 points per game. Today's O/U line is set at 229.5, and 30 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that.

In their last game, the Nuggets lost to the Bucks by a score of 112-95. They were 1-point underdogs in that game and are now 2-6 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Against the spread, the Nuggets are 22-30 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games. At home, they are 12-12 vs. the spread.

In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are currently in 4th place with a record of 36-18. In their division, they are 3rd with a record of 4-5 vs. Northwest opponents.

At home this season, the Nuggets have been one of the NBA's top-scoring teams, averaging 119.5 points per game. Overall, they have scored 114.2 points per game, which ranks 18th in the league.

Denver's offense has been one of the most efficient in the NBA this season, ranking 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of pace, they are the slowest team in the league, averaging just 95.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nuggets are below the league average in both attempts and makes. They are 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of free throws, Denver is 27th in attempts and 28th in makes.

In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 5th in the NBA by allowing 111.0 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they're also connecting on 36.4% of their three-point attempts.