Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Odds
The visiting Jazz hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Power Balance Pavilion against the Kings.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings are 17-33 so far on the season, and 19-30-1 ATS vs. the number. The Jazz, meanwhile, are 28-23 and 24-26-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 27-22-1 and the Jazz go 23-27-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 29 and the Jazz at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-92 result in favor of the Jazz.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 18-ranked offense (95.8 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.4 PPG. The Kings have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.2 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Utah lost its last outing, a 93-89 result against the Bulls on February 8. The Jazz failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Jazz got a terrific 32-point performance from Al Jefferson but Chicago handed them a 93-89 defeat on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Kings were a 98-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jason Thompson scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 98-91 against Utah in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Jazz at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing Sacramento
Utah is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Utah's last 16 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing Utah
Sacramento is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Utah
Utah home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, February 12
Sacramento home to Houston, Sunday, February 10