Pointspread favors Jazz in battle with Kings
Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Odds
The visiting Kings hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 26-22 so far on the season, and 23-24-1 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 17-32 and 18-30-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 23-24-1 and the Kings go 27-21-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 22 and the Kings at No. 29 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:
The game also pits Utah's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 98 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.2 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Sacramento was a 120-81 loser on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by New York and falling 120-81 at Madison Square Garden.
The Jazz were a 105-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. Randy Foye scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 105-99 to Portland at Rose Garden on Saturday).
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Kings at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Utah
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento home to Utah, Saturday, February 9
Utah home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, February 6