Jazz vs Kings Odds, Trends, Spread Bet

by | Dec 30, 2022 | nba

Utah Jazz (19-18 SU, 19-16-2 ATS) vs. Sacramento Kings (18-15 SU, 18-14-1 ATS)

When: Friday, December 30th, 10:00 PM (ET)

Where: Golden 1 Center, CA, Sacramento

TV: NBCS

Point Spread: UTA +3/ SAC -3m(Did you know that you could be betting on games at -105 instead of -110? Imagine how much money you would have saved last year! TONS! Be wise! Save money in 2023 and moving forward! Make the switch to reduced juice basketball betting at BetAnySports!)

Total: 240.0

Money Line: Utah Jazz +127/ -152

Notable Injuries

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Kings

  • Trey Lyles (Questionable) Calf

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Utah is 19-18 overall. When taking to the road, Utah has a mark of 7-13 and a win percentage of 35%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 19-16-2 vs. the spread. Utah travels to take on the Kings, hoping to avoid their 3rd straight loss.

In their most recent matchup, the Warriors defeated Utah with a score of 112-107. Lauri Markkanen scored the most points for the team with 29, but it was not enough to earn the win. The Jazz were 4 points ahead going into the game.

Heading into the game, Sacramento is 18-15 overall. When playing at home, Sacramento has a mark of 10-7 and a win percentage of 59%. Currently, the team is 7th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 18-14-1 vs. the spread. In Sacramento’s last five games, the Kings have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 5-5 and 4-6 ATS.

In their last outing, the Kings emerged victorious against the Nuggets, winning by a score of 127-126. Malik Monk led the team in scoring with 33 points. The Sacramento team was not able to cover the spread as 2-point favorites.

The Historicals

Not only did the Jazz finish with an above .500 record on the road in last year’s head-to-head matchup vs. Sacramento, but they also won over half of their games as the road team. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Jazz averaged 121.5 points per game vs. Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Jazz saw a boost in scoring, the Kings averaged 111.0 points per contest in head-to-head meetings with Utah. This figure was similar to the season-long average. Across the previous five meetings between the teams, the Jazz has an average scoring margin of +13 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. Over the course of these games, they averaged 229 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

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Analysis

For the season, Utah has put together one of the top-scoring offenses in the NBA at 116.9 points per game. When looking at their style of play, the team is currently near the league average in pace, averaging 100.3 possessions per contest. Utah’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 12th in 3-point shooting percentage at 36.8%. Defensively, the Jazz have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.57 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.09%, placing them 15th in the NBA.

Lauri Markkanen is the top scorer for Utah, averaging 23.2 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 52.7%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jordan Clarkson, with an average of 20.3 points per game.

This season, Sacramento is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 118.0 points per game. So far, the Kings are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.5 possessions per game. The three-point shot has been a big part of Sacramento’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 7th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.6% of their looks from the outside. The defense has been a strength for Sacramento, as they currently allow 115.77 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 37.05% of their looks from the outside.

Coming into today’s game, De’Aaron Fox is the leading scorer for Sacramento at 23.6 points per game. This season, Fox has a field goal percentage of 50.7%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Domantas Sabonis, at 18.3 points per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Jazz are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Jazz are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on one day’s rest.
  • Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last five after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Kings are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games playing on one day’s rest.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Jazz have been playing teams tough over the last ten days. The Kings can’t be trusted as favorites at this point. I’m taking the points with the Jazz tonight! Place your basketball wagers for FREE this week by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 at the web’s oldest and most trusted online bookie: Everygame Sportsbook! Simply enter promo code PREDICTEM on their Special Offers page after making your first deposit and before placing your first bet and your balance will be automatically updated!