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Jazz vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings
- Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
- Date: Saturday, March 25th
- Betting Odds SAC -9, UTA +322 | SAC -415 O/U OFF
So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 35-38, while going 39-31-3 vs the spread. Over the Jazz current 2 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -20.0 points per game.
Utah is trying to bounce back from a 144-116 loss to the Bucks. Going into this game, the team was 9 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Utah struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 14 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Simone Fontecchio led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 56.2%.
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 44-29. So far, the team has gone 40-32-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Sacramento has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Suns by a score of 135-127. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Sacramento was able to mount a big second half comeback in large part to a strong 3rd quarter. After trailing at the half by 11 points, they actually went into the final quarter with the lead. In the win, Kevin Huerter led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 55.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent game between the two teams, the Kings picked up a 126-125 win over the Jazz. However, heading into the game, Sacramento was favored to win by 3.0 points, giving the Jazz and ATS victory. So far this season, the Kings have a record of 2-1 vs the Jazz. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Jazz averaged 121.5 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Jazz saw a boost in scoring, the Kings averaged 111.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Utah. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Jazz have an average scoring margin of +7 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these contests, they averaged a combined 243 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.3 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. If the Utah offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
So far, the Jazz have played well defensively, as they are ranked 10th in the league at 107.57 points per contest.
Keep in mind that the top two scorers for the Jazz, Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, will not be playing in today’s game. This season, Markkanen has been averaging 25.7 points per game, and Clarkson has been averaging 20.8 points per game.
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 121.1 points per game. So far, Sacramento is averaging 100.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team playing at an up-tempo pace, but they have been able to pair this style with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA at 49.7%.
Against the Jazz, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.3 points per game. For the season, he is 22nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.2 boards and 6.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 25th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 71 games, he is averaging 19.2 and is 22nd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Jazz vs Kings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +9
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF