Two teams that are seeking for 7-8 playoff position in their conference are placed near each other, and duels like this could determine their final spot at the finish of the regular season. Denver seems not to play bad, but again, their results are not above last season level and team is constantly out of playoff position. Lineup have a lot of young and quality players, but lack of real leader caused a lot of close games to be lost ( recent ones against Atlanta and Philadelphia ) because there is no man to take responsibility and decide the match. Sacramento have lost two games in row, but they are generally playing light better than Denver. Team from California won last three games against Nuggets, two of them in Colorado. They will miss few players like Gay and Afflalo, but also home team will have problem to stop Cousins without Fahhried in lineup. Jokic and Nurkic are sharing minutes, but non of them is not physically dominant center. Also, without Arthur, Denver shooting ability is much weaker and they can have issues at the front+
||113-120 WON (+11.6 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.