Nuggets vs Kings: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 29, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 29, 2020

Northwest Division foes square off when the Denver Nuggets (1-2) visit the Sacramento Kings (2-1) at Golden 1 Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Kings are underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nuggets vs Kings Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 29

Nuggets:
Greg Whittington: Out (Left knee),
JaMychal Green: Out (Calf)

Kings:
DaQuan Jeffries: Day To Day (Back),
Jabari Parker: Day To Day (Back)

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Nuggets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 73 19.9 9.7 7.0 1.2 0.6 1.1
Jamal Murray 59 18.5 4.0 4.8 1.1 0.3 1.9
Will Barton 58 15.1 6.3 3.7 1.1 0.5 1.9
Paul Millsap 51 11.6 5.7 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.1
Gary Harris 56 10.4 2.9 2.1 1.4 0.3 1.3

Kings Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 51 21.1 3.8 6.8 1.5 0.5 1.1
Buddy Hield 72 19.2 4.6 3.0 0.9 0.2 3.8
Hassan Whiteside 67 15.5 13.5 1.2 0.4 2.9 0.1
Jabari Parker 32 15.0 6.0 1.8 1.3 0.5 1.0
Harrison Barnes 72 14.5 4.9 2.2 0.6 0.2 1.4

Shooting Trends

  • The Nuggets shot 47.3% from the field last season, 0.2 percentage points higher than the 47.1% the Kings allowed to opponents.
  • Denver went 34-14-4 against the spread and 39-13 overall when it shot higher than 47.1% from the field.
  • Sacramento had a 21-11 record against the spread and an 18-14 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 47.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Kings shot 46.2% from the field, 0.3% lower than the 46.5% the Nuggets’ opponents shot last season.
  • Sacramento went 23-10-2 against the spread and 21-14 overall when it shot higher than 46.5% from the field.
  • When Denver’s opponents shot greater than 46.2% from the field last season, it was 31-12-1 against the spread and 37-8 overall.
  • The Nuggets’ 36.3% three-point shooting percentage last season was just 0.6 percentage points higher than opponents of the Kings shot from deep (35.7%).
  • Denver had a 25-17-3 record against the spread and a 32-14 record overall when the team connected on more than 35.7% of its three-point shots.
  • Sacramento put up a 26-12-1 against the spread while going 19-20 overall in games last season when its opponents shot higher than 36.3% from downtown.
  • The Kings hit 36.4% of their shots from three-point distance, which was only 0.3 percentage points greater than the 36.1% the Nuggets’ opponents averaged last season.
  • Sacramento had a 28-7-1 ATS record and is 23-13 straight-up when the team made more than 36.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Denver had a 31-16-2 ATS record and a 36-14 straight-up record last season when it hit more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Nuggets’ 11.2 made three-pointers per game last season were 1.5 fewer made shots on average than the 12.7 per game the Kings gave up.
  • Sacramento went 30-7 against the spread and 23-14 overall last season in games it out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Denver made fewer threes than its opponents, it was 17-30 ATS and 20-27 straight up.
  • The Nuggets ranked 24th in the NBA in made three-pointers a season ago, while the Kings allowed the 21st-fewest made threes in the league.

Nuggets vs Kings Stat Rankings

Nuggets Rank Nuggets AVG Kings AVG Kings Rank
19th 110.5 Points Scored 110.1 22nd
11th 109.3 Points Allowed 112.1 17th
19th 43.4 Rebounds 42.6 29th
5th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 9.6 23rd
24th 11.2 3pt Made 12.7 11th
4th 25.9 Assists 23.8 21st
7th 13.1 Turnovers 13.7 11th

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