The Kings are 8-20-1 ATS so far this season but will come up against a Denver squad that is also having a difficult time versus the spread. Who will cover on Saturday?

Sacramento beat the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, with Tyreke Evans hitting a half-court shot to stun Memphis 100-98 at home.

Coming in as four-point dogs, the Sacramento Kings stuck with the Grizzlies and snapped an eight-game losing streak as Evans, Beno Udrih and rookie DeMarcus Cousins were the standout performers.

Evans finished with 21 points, four assists and four rebounds and Udrih contributed 24 points, six dimes and four boards. Off the bench, Cousins was dominant in the post, scoring 21 points with 16 rebounds.

Also on Wednesday, Denver beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-113 for their second straight victory and cover.

With a severely undermanned rotation, the Nuggets were triumphant in large part due to Chauncey Billups, who netted a season-high 36 points to go along with five assists.

Bench play was also key to the win as Ty Lawson had 19 points, five dimes and five rebounds. Chris Andersen and Renaldo Balkman both scored in double figures as well.

Nuggets favored at home over Sacramento

Sacramento have covered just three of 11 games on the road this season and more importantly have not won away from ARCO Arena since late October.

The Kings will have a prime opportunity to pick up the ATS win on Saturday versus a decimated Denver Nuggets squad.

Denver is 3-2 ATS over the team's previous five games, though George Karl's team is just 5-10-1 versus the spread at home so far this season.

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Kings for a day?

At the moment, the Nuggets are completely shorthanded which leaves the Kings with a very good shot of staying within the number on Saturday.

Hassan WhitesideCarmelo Anthony is still dealing with a family emergency and is considered questionable to suit up. In addition, Al Harrington (thumb), Nene (hamstring) and Kenyon Martin (knee) are all listed as 50/50 to play.

The only injury worry for Sacramento is Luther Head, who has an illness and is questionable.

Remember to keep checking back with SBR's injury report for updates leading up to tipoff.

Assuming Denver will again be without a number of their important contributors, I'm siding with the Kings to keep the game close this Saturday.

Yes Sacramento has a 6-23 straight up record this season, but they have kept games closer in recent weeks and should be riding high after that amazing finish against Memphis.

Look for the Kings to take advantage of all of Denver's missing pieces and cover at the Pepsi Center.

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