Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 15-22 and a road record of 5-12. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 17-20 and a home record of 11-8. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of -0.3.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rajon Rondo averages 11.7 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Derrick Favors averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Sacramento averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Utah averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 18-17-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-16-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 14-23-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
01/12/16 G James Anderson Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. New Orleans
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
01/12/16 F Derrick Favors Back "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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