The 36-16 Denver Nuggets are tied for first place in the NBA’s Western Conference after having won their last three games. They will be looking to go into the week of the league’s All-Star break on a high note Friday by beating a Sacramento team whose current, two-game losing streak has dropped the Kings into seventh place in the conference standings.

Neither team made any major moves at the NBA trade deadline. The only deal saw veteran big man Robin Lopez arrive in Sacramento from Milwaukee, but he is expected to be waived and become a free agent.

Best NBA Same-Game Parlay Picks Today for Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings: 4-Leg Parlay Picks (+650)


Leg-1 SGP Pick: Sacramento Kings (-145)

Jamal Murray Three Pointers

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Jamal Murray 3+ Three Pointers -135)

Nikola Jokic Blocks

Leg-3 SGP Pick: Nikola Jokic 1+ Blocks (-170)

De’Aaron Fox Points

Leg-4 SGP Pick: De’Aaron Fox 25+ Points (-110)

The Kings will be hoping to rebound from their worst loss of the season so far -- an ugly 133-120 outing against the eight-win Detroit Pistons.

Let’s take a closer look at the matchup and make our NBA same-game parlay picks for this Friday night game between the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NBA Betting Lines 2/9

Moneyline: Denver Nuggets +110, Sacramento Kings -130
Spread: Nuggets +2.5 (-115), Kings -2.5 (-105)
Total: Over/Under 232.5 points

NBA Schedule Friday, Feb. 9 – Game info - Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

2023-24 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (36-16, 15-12 Away) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-21, 14-9 Home)
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
TV Channels: NBC Sports California, Altitute
Live Stream: fuboTV
Live Radio: Sirius XM, Sactown Sports 1140 AM, Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings Injury Report

The Denver Nuggets injury report is clear, while the Sacramento Kings will be without guard Chris Duarte. The 26-year-old has only been playing bench minutes, but he will be out for a couple of weeks after suffering an ankle sprain in Wednesday’s loss to the Pistons.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings Prediction and Pick

The Denver Nuggets are once again proving to be one of the toughest teams in the NBA’s Western Conference this season, as only the Minnesota Timberwolves allow fewer points per game. The Nuggets’ average of 110 points allowed per game is good for fourth overall leaguewide, and they have shut down the opposition for most of the season so far.

Denver has won five of its last six games, and the Nuggets found a way to get past both the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers during the stretch. Head coach Mike Malone’s roster is one of the league’s most complete, and with no real need to make trades before the deadline, Denver will go forward with the same group.

Jamal Murray is shooting a current career-high of 41.2 percent from 3-point range this season. In three February games, he has averaged a whopping 10 shots from behind the arc.

Murray was effective from deep in Thursday’s win over the Lakers, shooting 5-for-9 from 3-point range and scoring 29 points with 11 assists. He has had double-digit assist totals in three straight games, and the Nuggets’ offense has run smoothly as a result.

Denver’s star guard avoided a potentially catastrophic knee injury in that win over the Lakers, but he will be good to go against the Kings when the Nuggets play their second game in as many nights.

Sacramento will need its scorers to bounce back on Friday, and in particular De’Aaron Fox. The Kings guard managed just 12 points against the Pistons and 19 in the game prior to that against Chicago.

I expect to see Fox bounce back tonight. Denver is one of the best teams in the NBA when it comes to forcing shooters off the 3-point line, but Fox could do some damage driving the basket instead.

The Kings are among the NBA’s top three teams in terms of 3-point attempts per game, but against Denver, players such as Keegan Murray and Kevin Huerter will not enjoy as many easy looks as they’re used to getting.

I think we’ll see a high-scoring night from De’Aaron Fox, and a big night from Domantas Sabonis against the Nuggets in the paint. The Sacramento Kings might pull this one out as the slight favorite.

The Pick: Sacramento Kings Moneyline (-130)

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De’Aaron Fox Points

Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox has scored at least 26 points in each of his last three appearances against the Denver Nuggets. He averaged two 3-pointers in those games, but proved even more effective when driving inside.

Denver struggled to contain Fox in those meetings, and he has posted impressive double-doubles against the Nuggets on multiple occasions. In the teams’ most recent meeting on Dec. 2, Fox had 26 points and 16 assists, dishing effectively to open shooters while attracting defense.

His assists total for Friday is set at 4.5, but I prefer the points, expecting an impressive display as he attacks the Nuggets at the hoop.

The Pick: De’Aaron Fox Over 23.5 Points (-134)

Jamal Murray Points

The Nuggets’ Jamal Murray is hot right now, and his 3-point shooting has been outstanding so far this month. He has made 14 three pointers in three February games, and he has hit them at a 40 percent clip.

The Kings are the second-worst team in the NBA when it comes to defending shots from 3-point range, where Sacramento allows a 39.7 percent success rate to opposition shooters. Only the Charlotte Hornets have given up a higher percentage, so Murray might hit another five or more threes Friday night on the road.

Murray’s points total is set at 23.5. I like the over there, but I prefer the value of his 2.5 over on 3-pointers.

The Pick: Jamal Murray Over 2.5 Three Pointers (-134)

Odds are subject to change*