Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, November 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 8-11. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -3.1 as they average 105.0 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 10-8 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 115.8, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/24/18 G Donovan Mitchell Ribs left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/21/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Joe Ingles averages 13.0 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Buddy Hield averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 105.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 8th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Kings are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Kings surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game last season.
The Jazz are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Sacramento is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Kings are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 20th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 10th 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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -3
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