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Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Power Balance Pavilion will feature Kings vs. Jazz action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Sacramento battles the Jazz, currently with a 7-6 mark (6-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-6 for the Kings and 6-6-1 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Kings and the No. 9-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-91 result in favor of the Jazz.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 22-rated squad against Utah's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 24 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.1 per outing.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.4 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 104-102 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Kings covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Kings to victory (they lost 104-102 to Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday).
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Jazz at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Sacramento
Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Utah is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 15 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Utah
Sacramento is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 15 games when playing at home against Utah
Utah home to Denver, Monday, November 26
Sacramento home to Minnesota, Tuesday, November 27