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Utah JazzSacramento Kings
Feb 28, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD11-22

The Kings will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah Jazz on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Jazz will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 15-16-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Kings are 17-16 ATS. Utah is 15-17 on the totals; Sacramento is 14-19.

View Utah vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Jazz before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs, while the total sits at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Kings) and the No. 20 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-90 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 24 at 97.7 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 41% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.7 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Utah was a 100-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Paul Millsap went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Utah, 100-98 at Target Center.

Sacramento won its last outing, a 115-107 result against the Wizards on February 22. The Kings covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sacramento earned a 115-107 victory over Washington on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Marcus Thornton at Verizon Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 1-9
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Jazz at Kings trends to consider:
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 9 games when playing at home against Utah
Sacramento is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to Houston, Wednesday, February 29
Sacramento home to LA Clippers, Thursday, March 1

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