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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Jazz

Sacramento KingsUtah Jazz
Nov 23, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Odds


Utah will look to improve on its 6-6 record on Friday when they host Sacramento in NBA odds action at EnergySolutions Arena.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 6-6 so far on the season, and 6-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 3-8 and 2-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 5-6-1 and the Kings go 5-6 on the totals.

View Sacramento vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 9-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jazz rated this week at No. 9 and the Kings sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-90 result in favor of the Jazz today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 98.1 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 24 at 99.7 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 98.5 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 113-97 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Marcus Thornton scored 23 points leading the Kings to a 113-97 victory over Los Angeles at Power Balance Pavilion on Wednesday.

The Jazz were a 102-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Gordon Hayward scored 15 points leading the Jazz to a 102-91 victory over Houston at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Utah is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento home to Utah, Saturday, November 24
Utah at Sacramento, Saturday, November 24