Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.2 as they average 113.9 points per contest while giving up 116.1 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 8-9 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 106.0 points per game and surrender 108.5, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/20/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 20.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Joe Ingles averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game. The Kings allow 116.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 23rd in the league with 106.0 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Jazz are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Jazz surrender 108.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Kings are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 18th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Sacramento is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Jazz are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 16th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +10.5
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