Utah Jazz (32-30) at Sacramento Kings (19-43)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +6.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings meet Saturday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 102.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.6 points and 3.5 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 13 points and 4.3 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won seven straight home games.
The Sacramento Kings could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 99.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.9 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Sacramento.
The Utah Jazz continue to be one of the hottest teams in the league and are covering a ton of these games as well. The Sacramento Kings continue to tank, as they're giving up almost 115 points in their last five games overall and are being outscored by 6.4 points at home this season. It's not easy to play on the road on the end of a back to back, but taking the Kings is something you can't do given their current form. Besides, the Jazz are too hot to bet against anyway. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.