Jack's Free Pick Tuesday!
Utah vs. Sacramento,
02/28/2012 22:00 EDT,
Score: 96 - 103
Point Spread: -3½/-101 Sacramento
The city of Sacramento is buzzing right now. The city, the Sacramento Kings and the NBA announced a tentative deal Monday to finance a new arena that would keep the team in California's capital for the long haul.
There's no question these players want to put on a show in front of what will be a very rowdy home crowd tonight in support of their Kings. It should be a great atmosphere, and I look for underrated Sacramento to come away with a 4-plus point home victory tonight.
Utah played a very easy schedule in the early going, but their true colors have shown of late once their schedule got a little tougher. The Jazz have lost eight of their last 10 games, and one of their two wins came at home against the lowly Washington Wizards.
The Kings have played an absolutely brutal schedule in the first half. Sacramento has played 21 road games compared to just 12 home games. They have been solid at home, going 7-5 SU & 7-5 ATS in Sacramento. Meanwhile, the Jazz are just 3-11 SU & 5-9 ATS on the road this year. They have played 18 home games compared to 14 on the road.
The Jazz are 10-28 ATS in their last 38 games following a ATS win. Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5. The Jazz are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Kings are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall, including 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference foes. Sacramento is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings with Utah. Bet the Kings Tuesday.