Jazz vs. Kings Prediction

Will Kings cover as a home underdog vs. Jazz? NBA Predictions 3/5/17

Will the Kings cover as a sizable home underdog tonight when they host the Jazz at 6:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Jazz are now 9-point road favorites versus the Kings after opening as an 8.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number has been bet down to 196 after it hit the board at 197.

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Utah enters play tonight with a 5-5 record over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. The Jazz also have a losing ATS record on the season at 28-33, which includes a road ATS record of just 13-16 on the year.

Sacramento has also split over its last 10 games, going 5-5 against the spread and straight up. The Kings have a winning record at 30-29 against the spread on the season, which includes a .500 mark at home at 15-15 ATS.

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OUR PREDICTION: If the Jazz were firing on all cylinders right now I might be tempted to lay the nine and let them roll against a below-average Kings squad. But outside of their 112-97 win over the Nets on Friday, the Jazz have struggled this week. They fell by three in Oklahoma City as a 1.5-point favorite on Tuesday night and then were drubbed 107-80 by the Timberwolves, at home, as a 6.5-point favorite. The Jazz are just 6-14-2 against the spread in their last 22 games versus the Kings and are winless at 0-7 ATS in their last seven games versus Pacific opponents. The Kings, meanwhile, have cashed in all seven of their last seven games when playing on three or more days of rest.



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