At 9:00 ET, the Sacramento Kings (-893) will host the Utah Jazz (+591) in a Western Conference matchup. The Kings are currently favored by 12.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 222.5.

Utah comes into this game having lost eight straight, and they are 29-45 overall. They are 12th in the Western Conference and fourth in the Northwest Division. The Kings are 42-31, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. They are eighth in the Western Conference and third in the Pacific Division.

UTAH JAZZ VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +12.5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-105 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.7% and knocking down 12 threes.

No Pressure for Utah as Away Dogs

Today, the Jazz are looking to snap an eight-game losing streak as they take on the Kings. In their last game, they lost to the Rockets by a score of 101-100. Utah covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs.

As the underdog, the Jazz have gone 16-39 this season and are 26-29 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 12.5 points and have gone 7-2 ATS on the road as the underdog.

This season, Utah has been the underdog in 55 of their 74 games. As the underdog, they have a scoring margin of -7.8 points per game. On the road, their average scoring differential is -11.3 PPG.

In the Western Conference, the Jazz are currently in 12th place with a record of 29-45. Against the West, they are 14-31 and 5-10 against other teams in the Northwest Division. On the road, they are 9-27 compared to 20-18 at home.

The average O/U line in Utah’s games this season is 233.4, which is higher than today’s line of 222.5. Their games have averaged 236.8 points per game, and 71 of their games have had higher O/U lines than 222.5.

This season, the Jazz have been a top-10 team in terms of scoring, averaging 116.3 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, where they are 6th in the NBA with 120.2 points per game.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in the league with 13 made threes per game. However, they have struggled with their three-point shooting on the road, hitting just 35% of their attempts.

Overall, the Jazz are 18th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the NBA at 99.7 possessions per game.

The Jazz’s defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 120.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.

Can the Kings Offense Score Enough at Home?

Sacramento is 42-31 this season and is currently in 8th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Kings are 27-19 and 9-6 against their division.

At home, the Kings are 21-15 this season, and they are favored by 12.5 points today. Sacramento’s ATS record at home is 14-22, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games.

In their last game, the Kings lost to the Mavericks by a score of 107-103. Sacramento was getting +1 on the spread going into the game, and the O/U line was 232.5.

This season, the Kings have gone 34-38-1 on the O/U, and their games have averaged 233.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 222.5, and Sacramento has seen an average over/under line of 234.9.

In non-conference games, the Kings have gone 15-12 compared to 27-19 against the West. In their last two games, the Kings are 0-2 straight-up and 0-2 ATS.

When it comes to scoring, the Kings have been one of the more potent offenses in the NBA this season, averaging 117.1 points per game (9th). At home, they have been even better, putting up 118.7 points per contest.

In terms of pace, Sacramento ranks 11th in the league, averaging 99.5 possessions per game. They have also been one of the more efficient teams from beyond the arc, making an average of 14.2 threes per game (5th).

Overall, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.3% of their games this season. However, they have struggled at the free-throw line, ranking 26th in the league in free throws made per game.

So far, the Kings’ defense is ranked 18th in the league at 116.2 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 39.0% from three-point territory.