Jazz vs. Kings - 2/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (17-31) at Utah Jazz (17-33)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, ROOT
The Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz play Saturday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Sacramento Kings have pretty much killed their season with losses in 10 of their last 11 games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 104.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20.2 points and 3.9 assists. Ben McLemore is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and Carl Landry is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings keep taking plays off defensively, as they’re allowing 46.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Kings have lost 10 straight games when allowing 100-plus points. Darren Collison is doubtful for this game with a hip injury.
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The Utah Jazz are also falling in the standings with losses in five of their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.3 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 4.8 assists. The Utah Jazz are also having issues on defense, which includes allowing teams to shoot 37.9 percent from downtown in their last five games. The Jazz are just a team that can’t get on the same page and has lost 17 of their last 18 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Jazz have won nine of their 17 games on their home court.
The Kings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 22-8-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings in Utah and 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Kings have owned the Jazz ATS for as long as we can remember. So, while both teams are pretty much in the same boat, look for Sacramento to get the W and the cover of the small chalk.