Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

Jazz -9.5, O/U 222.5

The Sacramento Kings are traveling to the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah to face off against the Utah Jazz. The Sacramento Kings are 15-26 on the year and 7-13 away, following a 4 point loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Utah Jazz are coming into this game off of a 6 point loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, dropping the Jazz to 28-13 on the year and 15-3 at home.

 

The Sacramento Kings enter this matchup averaging 106.8 points per game and also allow 109.6 points per game. The Kings are led by 27 year old, Buddy Hield. Hield is leading the Kings in scoring, averaging 20.3 points per game. Hield is shooting 41.5% from beyond the arc in Sacramento’s last 10 games and will need to keep up this hot shooting if the Kings want a chance to keep this game close.

 

The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.2 points per game and also allow 106.6 points per game. The Jazz are led by 23 year old, Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell is leading the Jazz in scoring, averaging 24.8 points per game. Mitchell is 13th in the league in scoring and will need to step up if the Jazz want to win and cover the spread.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

The Sacramento Kings are 20-20-1 ATS this year.

 

The Kings are 5-12-1 ATS their last 18 games.

 

The Utah Jazz are 21-19-1 ATS this year.

 

The Jazz are 10-2 ATS their last 12 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Utah Jazz to win and cover the spread. Utah is able to score the ball well, averaging 110.2 points per game. The Jazz are also 10-2 ATS their last 12 games. The Kings have also been horrible against the spread this year. Final score prediction, the Utah Jazz will win and cover the spread 115-101.

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Nate’s Pick Jazz -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.