Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBA game. With a 4-3 road record this season the Utah Jazz travel to California to take on the 6-10 Sacramento Kings. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The road hasn’t been kind to the Utah Jazz this season, they’ve won only 4 times in 7 attempts. 2 of their next 3 games are at Sacramento and Oklahoma City, so I’m curious to see how they respond. They are coming off two big home wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors which they’ve won by 35 and 16 points. The highlight of the two wins has been the return of Rudy Gay who dropped 20 points in his season debut against the Raptors on Thursday. Getting him back is a great sign for the Jazz who have struggled a bit with their depth, but that issue will be sorted once he gets his legs back under him. With or without Gay, the Jazz are big favorites against the Kings tonight having beaten them in 6 straight games.
The team the Jazz beat by 16 points managed to beat the Sacramento Kings by 19 points last night. The Kings fell at home to the Raptors in what was their lowest scoring game of the entire season. That’s not a good sign prior to a game against one of the contenders in the Western Conference. Sacramento got only 17 points from Fox and 14 from Barnes and as a team they shot just 38% from the field and 24% from three-point land. Tonight’s game will be their 2nd in two nights and with them losing 5 of their last 6 games I just cannot see them getting anything out of tonight’s game.
Utah is the clear cut favorite tonight, unless something dramatic happens to them I cannot see any other outcome than a double-digit win for the Jazz here. They’ve dominated their opponent in head-to-head meetings and have covered the spread in 5 of the last 6 against them. Give me the Jazz to cover with confidence here.
Sacramento Kings – Utah Jazz Odds
Sacramento Kings – Utah Jazz Predictions
Jazz -7 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Despite their 89 point output against the Raptors, the Sacramento Kings are still among the league leaders in points per game at 110.7 per game. Only 3 teams rank above them in that category and one of those teams is Utah who is scoring 111.4 per game this season. Utah plays at the 7th fastest pace, while the Kings aren’t that far behind in 10th place. As far as offensive efficiency goes the Jazz are 3rd in the NBA averaging 110.3 points per 100 possessions, while Sacramento is in the top 15 averaging 105.8 points. The over has landed 4 times in the last 6 meetings between them. If we expand that to the last 10 games, the Jazz are averaging 122.1 points during that stretch while the Kings are at 102.4 per game. So even if Sacramento doesn’t have a good scoring night, we can count on the Jazz to score enough here to push us over the total. Give me the over.
Over 223.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365