Jazz vs Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 12/16/23

Sacramento Kings (13-9) vs Utah Jazz (7-16)

Game Info: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)

Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz rebounded from a loss to the Thunder with a win over the Knicks and Trail Blazers. The Utah Jazz are averaging 112 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 119.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.7 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Collin Sexton ranks 16th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.6%) this season.

Sacramento Kings Betting Preview

The Sacramento Kings beat the Nets and Thunder this week while losing to the Clippers. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 116.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 30.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.4 points and 12.4 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Keegan Murray is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kings rank 30th in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (31.3).
  • The Kings rank 29th in the league for Q2 win percentage this season (26.1%).
  • The Jazz rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.8).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.4).

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings prediction

I'm not excited to lay these sorts of numbers with the Sacramento Kings, but they are at home, where they play their best ball and are 8-3 SU. The Utah Jazz look awful more times than not in their losses, and they're 2-11 SU on the road. The Kings beat the Jazz on the road by 16 points back in October. Big line and probably better bets out there on Saturday's NBA card, but it's Kings or pass for me. The Jazz aren't a team I'm excited to back most nights.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -9.5

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