Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/7/2014
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento
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The Utah Jazz will be going on the road on Monday night to face the Sacramento Kings in a game between two of the lowest-rated defenses in the NBA. The Jazz found a way to win two out of their three games against the Kings last season.
On Friday night, the Jazz had their losing streak extended to eight games when the Orlando Magic beat them 98-93 in Utah. They did play pretty well in that loss, but what hurt them the most was that they were only able to make 13 of their 21 free throw attempts.
The Jazz have only scored 96.2 points per game this season while allowing opposing offenses to score 102.5 points per game against them. Power forward Derrick Favors has scored 16.3 points per game this season while grabbing a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game. Their top scorer is small forward Gordon Hayward, who is averaging 18.9 points per game.
Against the Orlando Magic on Saturday, the Kings scored just 17 third-quarter points and were beaten 105-96 at home. They couldn't hit their three-pointers in that loss, making just four of their 15 shots from beyond the arc.
The Kings have struggled on defense so far this season, but they are currently in the top five in rebounding with 44.8 team boards per game. Center DeMarcus Cousins now has a team-high 27.9 PER by averaging 23.5 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
Utah Jazz are 9-11-0 Against the Spread
Utah Jazz are 9-10-0 against the Over/Under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
Sacramento Kings are 11-8-1 Against the Spread
Sacramento Kings are 11-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/07/14 G Alec Burks Shoulder out indefinitely
12/07/14 C DeMarcus Cousins Illness "?" Monday vs. Utah
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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