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Pointspread favors Kings in battle with Jazz

Utah JazzSacramento Kings
4-19December 11, 2013, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena6-13

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Kings try to run the Jazz off the court at Sleep Train Arena in pro hoops action.

The Kings bring a 6-13 record (7-10-2 ATS) to the battle against the 4-19 Jazz, who are 9-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 8-11 so far and the Jazz go 10-13. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Kings as -6.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 200 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Kings and the No. 27-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-82 result in favor of the Kings.

The Jazz were a 105-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Jazz endured a 105-94 loss at the hands of the Trail Blazers on Monday, despite a 20-point effort from Alec Burks at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 112-97 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas was victimized by DeMarcus Cousins for 32 points as the Kings defeated the Mavericks 112-97 in NBA action on Monday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 98.68 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.09 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 42.93% per game.

Next up:
Utah at Denver, Friday, December 13th
Sacramento at Phoenix, Friday, December 13th