The 28-23 Utah Jazz will travel on a back to back when the face the rested 17-33 Sacramento Kings in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Sacramento is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this NBA game has been lined at a pick with an over under line of 197 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This will be the fourth and final meeting on the season between these two clubs. Each team won on their home court with Sacramento covering the point spread in both games.
The Utah Jazz has an overall road mark of 9-17 on the year. The Jazz have their two game win streak snapped in a 93-89 home defeat to the Chicago Bulls as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 184 points. The Jazz were the rested team and the Bulls were on the back to back. Utah could only score 39 second half points in the loss. They shoot 47.7% from the floor but just 4 of 16 from the three point line. Utah allowed Chicago 45.6% shooting. The stats were fairly close except at the free throw line where the Jazz miss 6 of 17. Al Jefferson led the team with 32 points and 13 rebounds on 15 of 22 shooting. Utah has struggled with defense this season as they are at the bottom third in the league in field goal and three point defending.
The Kings are 12-12 on their home court. The team has lost four straight and eight of their past nine games. They play their first home game after a six game east coast road trip where they finished 1-5 They come off the 98-91 road defeat on Monday to the Utah Jazz as a +8 ½ point underdog. The game ended under 198 points. Sacramento shot 40.2% from the floor and went ice cold from three hitting on just 3 of 20. They give up 52.8% shooting to Utah along with 7 of 12 from the three point line. The Kings poor defense did not allow them to take advantage of 22 Jazz turnovers. Jason Thompson had 23 points and 10 rebounds on 9 of 18 shooting. The Kings are a bottom third team in the NBA in the three key categories which are points allowed per game, field goal and three point shooting defense. The Kings give up 103.1 points a game.