Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6.5 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 31-30. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 19-43. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-32-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-32-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-26-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/02/18 G Raul Neto Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Minnesota
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert averages 12.7 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Buddy Hield averages 12.7 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Utah averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.34 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Utah is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Sacramento is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +6.5
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