Kings at Jazz - 1/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (15-22) at Utah Jazz (17-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -2.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, ROOT
The Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz meet Thursday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Sacramento Kings could use a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.6 points and 10.8 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18 points and 1.8 assists. Darren Collison is dishing 4.7 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Utah Jazz look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.3 points and 3.1 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 12.9 points and three rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.7 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have won six of their last eight home games.
The Kings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Jazz are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Kings are 6-1-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Utah and 12-4-2 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Jazz are getting healthier and have to get out of this funk they've been in lately. Utah has been solid at home and should be able to cover this small number.