Saturday, December 10, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Sacramento Kings travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 8-13. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 14-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 96.0, good for a point differential of 4.4.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rudy Gay averages 19.4 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Gordon Hayward averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. George Hill averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Sacramento averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Utah averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 5th with 12.5 per game. The Jazz allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 109.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/09/16 PG George Hill Toe doubtful Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/09/16 F Gordon Hayward Finger "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/09/16 G Rodney Hood Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/01/16 F Derrick Favors Knee out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -4
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks