Update: Gordon is in for the Nuggets, while Jamal Murray is out. Keegan Murray is in for Sacramento. The Kings are now 3.5-point favorites and the total is 235. I still like Sacramento as the ATS pick and the under on the total.
The defending champions Denver Nuggets (14-6) will look to keep their winning streak going when they face the Sacramento Kings (10-7) Saturday evening. The Nuggets are coming off a win over the Suns Friday, their fourth in a row, while the Kings lost to the Clippers in their last contest.
Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon didn’t play Friday due to hamstring and heel injuries, respectively. Both are likely to be listed as questionable. Keegan Murray is questionable for the Kings with a back injury, and he’s expected to play.
The Kings are 5-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total coming in at 233. Sacramento is -192 on the moneyline while Denver is +160.
Nuggets vs. Kings, 10 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Kings -5
The Nuggets are 2-2 ATS with no rest, while the Kings are 4-0 ATS with a rest advantage this season. Sacramento is also a strong home team, going 5-2 straight up at Golden 1 Center. The Nuggets are 5-6 straight up and 3-8 ATS away from home. They’re also dealing with some fatigue and injuries. Take the Kings to get the win and cover in Saturday’s contest.
Over/Under: Under 233
Denver is 8-12 to the over this season, while Sacramento is 9-8. The Kings are 5-2 on overs at home but the Nuggets are 3-8 in the same category on the road. Given some of the issues the Nuggets have and the quick turnaround, I like the under to barely hit here.