Jazz vs. Kings Prediction

Jazz vs. Kings Predictions: Is Utah the Smart Bet to Cover? 1/17/18

Are the Utah Jazz the smart bet to cover the point spread on Wednesday night when they visit the Sacramento Kings at 10:00 p.m. ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Utah. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jazz are 4-point road favorites to beat the Kings, who opened as 1.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 202.5 but was bet up to 203.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: Utah. As of Wednesday evening, 52% of betting tickets are on the Jazz to cover but 69% of the money is on the Kings. As for the total, 71% of the betting tickets are on the over and so is 68% of the money.

Injury Report: Rudy Gobert will not play for the Jazz tonight due to a knee injury. On the other side, Skal Labissiere is out for the Kings because of a shoulder injury.

Who We Like: Utah. The Jazz have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games, are 2-9 against the number in their last 11 conference games, and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six home games. They're also winless at 0-7 against the spread in their last seven games versus a team with a losing record and have failed to cover in six of their last seven games playing on one day of rest.




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