Utah Jazz (4-0) at Sacramento Kings (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +5 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz take the hardwood at the Sacramento Kings in a Thursday NBA preseason bout.
The Utah Jazz have played well in the preseason at 4-0 entering the final tune up on their schedule following a 123-112 win versus Portland. Utah was outshot 51.9%-47.1% but an 18-36 performance from long range and eight more looks at the basket resulted in a big number on the scoreboard.
Donovan Mitchell was the top offensive option for the Jazz with 21 points on 7-19 shooting while Alec Burks and Joe Ingles tossed in 12 points each with Ingles adding seven rebounds and five helpers. Utah saw Derrick Favors drop eleven points followed by Jae Crowder, Ricky Rubio and Rudy Gobert combined for ten points apiece.
The Sacramento Kings evened their NBA preseason record at 2-2 with a 132-100 victory over Maccabi Haifa on Monday. This game was tied after 12 minutes before Sacramento took control at both ends of the floor. The Kings burned the nets at 53.1% and allowed 44.4% shooting with eleven more rebounds.
Buddy Hield led all scorers with 22 points and five assists on 9-11 from the floor with Justin Jackson tossing in 18 points on 7-12 followed by a 16 point, seven rebound effort from Harry Giles. Sacramento saw Frank Mason III add 13 points and five steals with Willie Cauley-Stein adding another 13 points, eight boards and seven assists while Marvin Bagley III and Nemanja Bjelica netted 12 points each.
Under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 games following a straight up win and under is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 Thursday games. Under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 games following a straight up loss and under is 6-0 in Kings last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points and Kings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Jazz are 8-17-2 ATS in the last 27 meetings.