Kings vs Jazz 1/18/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -10
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (15-26, 4th in the Pacific Division) head to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (28-13, 2nd in the Northwest Division). The line on this game has Utah as 10 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 220.
The Kings are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 20-20-1 ATS. Utah is covering 53.7% of the time, going 22-19-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/16/20 SG Bogdan Bogdanovic Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Utah
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/18/19 PG Mike Conley Hamstring is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 19.2 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 24.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Rudy Gobert scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 14.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 109.6 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz give up 106.6 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest. Utah is 16th in the NBA with 110.2 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.0. The Jazz are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 19th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Sacramento is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Jazz are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento +10 and over 220 total points
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