Kings vs. Jazz - 4/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (34-41) at Sacramento Kings (26-49)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSAC
The Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings meet Sunday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 94.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.4 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are coming off a Saturday loss to the Phoenix Suns in which they shot just 39.2 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. The Jazz are looking to continue to play solid ball to end the season. Six of the Jazz’s last 10 losses have come on the road. Trey Burke is questionable with a back injury.
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The Sacramento Kings look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 104.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds while Ben McLemore is averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists. Omri Casspi is averaging 3.7 rebounds and Ray McCallum is dishing 2.6 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 46.5 percent in their last five games and have won four of their last five when topping 100 points. Six of the Kings last nine victories have come on their home court. Rudy Gay is expected to miss this game with a concussion.
The Jazz are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-8-2 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Kings are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
This is really a toss game between two teams that are pretty much in the same boat. I'll side with the Kings just because they're at home, but I wouldn't put real money on this game.