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Kings vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz
- Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
- Date: Monday, March 20th
- Betting Odds UTA +6, SAC -249 | UTA +201 O/U OFF
The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 43-27. So far, the team has gone 39-30-1 against the spread. The Kings entered today’s game having picked up 3 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 7.33 points.
The Kings will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Wizards by a score of 132-118. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Sacramento outscored their opponent in every quarter. In the win, Domantas Sabonis led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 83.3%.
The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-36. So far, the team has gone 38-29-3 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Utah is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.
Utah is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Celtics at home. With the 118-117 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Utah was able to come home with the win due to strong 2nd half effort. Heading into the 2nd half, the team faced a 7 point deficit. In the win, Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 43.5%.
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 2-0 vs the Jazz. Similar to their season-long average, the Kings averaged 111.0 points per game vs the Jazz. On the other side, Utah saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Kings, as they averaged 121.5 points per game in these matchups. Although the Kings have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Utah, as they averaged 123 points per game while allowing 117. Over the course of these games, they averaged 240 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 121.1 points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. One area that the Sacramento offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 4th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
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 21st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.3 boards and 6.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 23rd ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 68 games, he is averaging 19.2 and is 23rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.2 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. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.2 possessions per contest.
Defensively, the Jazz are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.57 points per contest (10th).
Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Jazz are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Kings. Right now, Jordan Clarkson is already listed as out, while Lauri Markkanen is questionable. For the season, Jordan Clarkson is 2nd on the team in scoring and 46.0th in the league at 20.8 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Lauri Markkanen will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 63 games, he has accounted for 19.1% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 63rd in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 25.4 points per game for Utah.
Kings vs Jazz Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +6
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF