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Sacramento KingsUtah Jazz
Jan 28, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Odds

6-13TEAM RECORD10-7

The Jazz will try to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Kings in basketball action.

The Jazz sport records of 10-7 and 9-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 6-13 and 6-13 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8 for the Jazz and 7-12 for the Kings.

View Sacramento vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Kings taking on the No. 13-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-84 win for the Jazz on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 10-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 102.6 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (39.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 103.9 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 122-93 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Denver and falling 122-93 at Power Balance Pavilion.

The Jazz were a 116-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul Millsap scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 116-101 to Dallas at American Airlines Center on Friday).

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 1-9
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 9-1
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Kings at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sacramento's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
Sacramento is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Utah
Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento at Golden State, Tuesday, January 31
Utah home to Portland, Monday, January 30

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