Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Utah Jazz head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 17-26. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 13-30. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per contest and giving up 106.6, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 19-23-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-23-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/16/17 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Rodney Hood averages 16.4 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Willie Cauley-Stein has scored 12.1 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Zach Randolph averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 100.6 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.28 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.3 per game. The Jazz allow 101.9 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 20.3 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 97.7 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.84. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.8. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Kings give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 19th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Utah is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.5, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +1.5
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