Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 3 (3/1): NBA

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 3 (3/1): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Kings money line +120
Kings spread +3 (-110)
Jazz money line -140
Jazz spread -3 (-110)
Over / under 242.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Sacramento Kings Utah Jazz
Record 19-16 19-20
Road / home record 8-9 12-6
Streak L1 L4
Points per game 118.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 116.33 116.67
Rebounds per game 41.00 43.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.67 43.33
Over / under record 16-18-1 21-17-1
 

Preview

The Sacramento Kings continue on the road and will visit the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena on Tuesday night. These teams just faced each in Sacramento last week where the Kings took the narrow victory 126-125. Kevin Huerter hit a 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left to win the game.

 

Sacramento Kings

The Kings have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 8-9 on the road ranking 1st in the Pacific Division. The Kings are 8-8 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento ranks sixth in the league with 26.8 assists per game led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 6.6.

Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the Kings. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

In their last 10 games the Kings are 5-5, averaging 118.0 points, 42.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.1 points.

Utah Jazz

The Jazz get here with a 19-20 record overall and are 12-6 at home so far this season ranking 3rd in the Northwest Division. The Jazz are 15-12 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is seventh in the Western Conference with 25.9 assists per game led by Mike Conley averaging 7.5.

Markkanen is shooting 53.1% and averaging 23.8 points for the Jazz. Malik Beasley is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

In their last 10 games, the Jazz are 4-6, averaging 117.2 points, 43.1 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Sacramento are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games against Utah.

Sacramento are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against Utah.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road.

Sacramento are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games.

Utah are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games against Sacramento.

Utah are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Jazz have been up and down this season but they have been pretty good at home with a 12-6 record and have dominated the Kings there beating them in the last 6 straight games in Utah. The Kings have also been up and down this season and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. The Kings barely beat the Jazz at home so expect them to struggle against them on the road. Take Utah.

PICK: Jazz -3 (-110)

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