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    Utah Jazz versus Sacramento Kings Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-4-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 17-32 Sacramento Kings will be on the road to face the 26-22 Utah Jazz in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from Utah is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The current NBA odds has the home team Utah Jazz favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 199 points. There has been a ½ point move on under the total as the game opened up a few hours ago with the total at 199 ½ points.

    This will be the third meeting of the year between these two NBA clubs. Each team on their home court with Sacramento covering the point spread in both games. The two games went over the total.

    Sacramento has a road mark this season of 5-20. The team has lost three straight and seven of eight games. This is the final game of a six game road trip. They come off the 120-81 road defeat on Saturday night to the New York Knicks as a +11 point underdog. The game came in under 204 points The Kings fall behind by 23 points at the half and commit 19 turnovers. They shoot 42.1% from the floor and allow 54.7% shooting to the Knicks. Sacramento gets crushed on the glass by a 52-30 rebounding differential. DeMarcus Cousins leads the team with 25 points and 9 rebounds on 10 of 14 shooting. The Kings during their past three games could not score more than 81 points. They are 30th and last in the NBA in points allowed by surrendering 103 points a game.

    The Jazz are 17-5 on their home court. They had their two game win streak snapped on Saturday in a 105-99 road defeat at the Portland Trailblazers as a +4 point underdog. The game came in over 191 ½ points. Utah shot 43.3% from the floor in the loss but give up 50.7% to the Trailblazers. They lose the rebounding battle by a 49-37 margin. Randy Foye led the Jazz with 23 points on 7 of 15 shooting. At home the Jazz push across over 100 points a game. They have trouble defending the three ball as they allow 38.3% shooting to their opponents from beyond the arc ranking 28th in the league.