Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Sleep Train Arena
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The Utah Jazz travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 9-9 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 7-15 and a home record of 5-7. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of -4.
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Gordon Hayward averages 18.6 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 25.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Rajon Rondo averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 10.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 43%.
Utah averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.3 per game. The Jazz allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Sacramento averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 25th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Kings force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-6-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-10-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/02/15 C Rudy Gobert Knee out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/07/15 C DeMarcus Cousins Back probable Tuesday vs. Utah
12/04/15 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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