Kings vs. Jazz - 12/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (9-9) at Sacramento Kings (7-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, ROOT, CSAC
The Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings square off Tuesday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Utah Jazz could use a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 95.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.6 points and 3.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.9 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are shooting 40.6 percent from deep in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Utah Jazz have split their last 10 road games.
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The Sacramento Kings are desperate for a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.2 points and 10.5 rebounds while Rajon Rondo is averaging 12.3 points and 10.9 assists. Rudy Gay is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Darren Collison is dishing 4.1 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and have lost 13 of their last 16 when allowing 100-plus points. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Jazz are 3-1-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Jazz are the better team, but they've been shaky without Rudy Gobert and haven't been great on the road. The Kings have played very well at home and are getting all star Rondo recently. I'll take the home team here.