Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings - 10/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings - 10/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (1-0) vs Utah Jazz (1-0)

Game Info: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +6 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Utah Jazz look for a win after beating the Thunder in their opener. The Sacramento Kings look for a 2-0 start after beating the Trail Blazers in their opener.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 107 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 22 points and four rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18 points and one rebound. Rudy Gorbert is the third double-digit scorer and Donovan Mitchell is dishing four assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 20 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 124 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 36 points and nine rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 27 points and eight assists. Richaun Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Buddy Hield is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Jazz last 12 overall. The under is 9-2 in Kings last 11 overall. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Utah Jazz have been winning and covering machines dating back to last season and are a tough squad to fade given the results. The Sacramento Kings looked good in their season opener, but I need to see more to really be able to back this group with confidence. The Jazz have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Kings, and all of those wins have been absolute beat downs. Until proven otherwise, there's no reason for me to turn down the Jazz and the reasonable chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -6

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