Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Odds

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The Utah Jazz (32-30) will try to continue a seven-game road winning streak when they take on the Sacramento Kings (19-43) at Golden 1 Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 203 points with Utah set as a 6.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and it can be seen on NBC Sports – California.

Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

In the Jazz’s last game, they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108. With 26 points and 16 rebounds, Utah’s Rudy Gobert put together a solid game. The Jazz had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 30.6 (above their season average of 20.5) and had a free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.198).

The Kings hope to keep it rolling after beating the Brooklyn Nets in their last matchup, 116-111. Sacramento rallied around Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-17 shooting. The Kings forced 21 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.546 (above their season average of 0.506).

The inefficient offense of Sacramento (30th in the league with an offensive efficiency of 102.0) will battle against the top-notch defense of Utah (fifth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 104.1). The Jazz should have the advantage on that end of the court.

Of Utah’s 61 games with betting action, 32 have finished under the O/U total, while 35 of Sacramento’s 62 games have finished over the projected point total. The Jazz hold a clear advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 32-30 SU and 31-30 ATS, while the Kings are 19-43 SU and 27-32-3 ATS.

Gobert has been outstanding over the last five games for Utah, averaging 13.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The two teams combined to score 225 points in that game, which was well over the projected point total of 202. The Jazz won 120-105, covering as 4-point favorites. The Jazz’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Kings. Utah had a rate of 10.0, while Sacramento posted a mark of 19.0. Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 34 points.

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Prediction

Pick: SU Winner – Jazz, ATS Winner – Kings, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Jazz average 8.7 steals per game, which ranks second in the league. The Kings rank 20th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • Utah ranks 22nd in rebounds per game (42.1) while Sacramento ranks 29th (40.3).
  • Utah ranks 15th in blocks per game (4.8) while Sacramento ranks 26th (4.0).
  • On the road, Utah is 15-16 ATS with 17 overs, 13 unders and 1 push.
  • At home, Sacramento is 12-17 ATS with 18 overs and 11 unders.
  • Sacramento is 11-4 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Utah is 20-5.
  • When reaching the century mark, the Jazz are 26-11 and the Kings are 14-17.
  • The Jazz rank third in second chance points allowed per game (10.8) while the Kings rank 11th (11.8).
  • Utah ranks first in assists allowed per game (20.2) while Sacramento ranks 23rd (24.3).
  • The Jazz rank eighth in three pointers allowed per game (26.8) while the Kings rank 28th (32.0).
  • The Jazz rank fifth in points allowed in the paint per game (42.4) while the Kings rank sixth (42.5).
  • Utah ranks third in fast break points allowed per game (9.6) while Sacramento ranks 22nd (12.6).

Betting Trends:

  • Sacramento is 2-3 ATS with 5 overs in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Utah is 0-5 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
  • The Kings average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.6, down from 8.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Jazz have scored an average of 97.2 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 98.2 points per game (3.3 below their season average).