Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/31/2024

The Utah Jazz (29-45) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (42-31) on Sunday, March 31st. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Jazz and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Jazz lost to the Rockets with a final score of 101-100. As the second half got underway, the Jazz were leading by a score of 47-41.

In non-conference games, the Jazz have gone 15-14 and are 14-31 against teams from the Western Conference. Overall, the Jazz are 29-45 and are looking to snap their eight game losing streak.

Currently, Utah holds an above .500 ATS record of 38-36 so far this year. This season, Utah has a 12-7 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 26-29 as underdogs.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Kings’ most recent game versus the Mavericks saw De’Aaron Fox lead the Kings with 23 points while shooting 9/22 from the field. Harrison Barnes contributed 20 points, but Sacramento lost the game 107-103.

With a record of 42-31, the Kings are above .500 as they prepare to face the Jazz. In the Western Conference standings, the Kings are in 8th place and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Sacramento has an ATS record of 36-37 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. Sacramento has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 14-22 ATS at home compared to 22-15 on the road.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.3 points per game (11th).

When it comes to scoring, the Jazz are 11th in the NBA at 116.3 points per game. However, their scoring has been slightly better at home compared to on the road. At home, they are averaging 120.2 points per game, which is 6th in the league. On the road, they are 19th at 112.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Utah is 18th in the league at 46%. From three-point range, they are 22nd in the NBA at 35%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Jazz are 11th in the league at 22.6 attempts per game. In terms of assists, Utah is 10th in the NBA at 27.7 per game. In terms of pace, the Jazz are 8th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Sacramento offense is the 9th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.1 points per contest.

At home, the Kings are averaging 118.7 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in the league with an average of 117.1 points per game.

Sacramento is one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 4th in three-point attempts per game. However, they are just 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 11th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.

Jazz Team Defense

Facing Sacramento, the Jazz aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.5 points allowed per game (27th). On two point field goal attempts, the Jazz’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 39.4% from beyond the arc.

Kings Team Defense

Currently, the Kings’ defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.2 points per game. So far this season, the Kings’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 6th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.2 times per game vs. Sacramento.

Key Players For The Jazz And Kings

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Collin Sexton is set to be the main scorer for the Jazz, recording 21 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 18.8 points per game, along with 2.6 rebounds.

As for Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox is projected to be the primary scorer for the Kings. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.5%, and he is contributing 26.5 points per game on average.

Jazz vs Kings Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Although Sacramento has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 114 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 3-7.

Jazz vs Kings Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Kings vs. Jazz game, we suggest taking the Jazz at +12.5. Even though our predictions have the Kings winning 110-105, we see the Jazz as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222.5 and given that our model is projecting 215 points between the teams, we like the under.

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