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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Jazz

Sacramento KingsUtah Jazz
March 5, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Odds

15-44TEAM RECORD32-30

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Utah and Sacramento on Saturday, with the host Jazz trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 15-44 and 24-34-1 ATS so far this season, while the Jazz are at 32-30 and 26-35-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Jazz are 32-29-1, while the Kings are 32-27.

View Sacramento vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Jazz sat as 8.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 206.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jazz rated this week at No. 22 and the Kings sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-95 result in favor of the Jazz today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 99.6 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 21 at 103.6 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Sacramento lost its last outing, a 107-102 result against the Trail Blazers on March 2. The Kings failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sacramento got 28 points and 11 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing cause in a 107-102 loss to Portland on Wednesday at ARCO Arena.

Utah was a 103-101 loser in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz got 22 points from C.J. Miles, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 103-101 final on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Kings at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Utah
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento

Next up:
Sacramento home to Houston, Monday, March 7
Utah at New York, Monday, March 7

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