Kings Waiting to Be Crowned
The Sacramento Kings have been one of the bigger surprises this season as they look to improve their record against the Utah Jazz on Monday.
NBA lines have the Kings at -5, which is a fair line, given their respective form. The Kings are red-hot, but the Jazz have an impressive home record to boast.
Kings Riding Road Streak
Winning on the road hasn’t been too hard for the Kings, who are 22-13 and winners of their last five.
De’Aaron Fox has been outstanding at the point guard position. He averages 25.3 points per game, so he has taken his game to the next level.
However, bettors have to take a tricky line on Monday, especially given the two previous meetings against the Jazz. They have been decided by a combined three points, so covering -5 isn’t easy.
NBA news was all about the Kings’ most Saturday win against the Wizards, where Domantis Sebonis scored 30.
“He’s getting hit in the head,” coach Mike Brown said of Sabonis’ physical night. “Getting knocked on the ground and he just keeps coming and coming and coming. He has 30, nine and nine. Extremely efficient on 12 shots. How do you get 30 on 12 shots? That’s ridiculous. I got to keep reminding guys that he is an All-NBA guy. That’s just a reminder that he’s that guy.”
The Kings will be confident of keeping their winning streak alive, but the Jazz are a tough test.
Jazz Hanging Around
Las Vegas NBA odds aren’t giving too much respect to the Jazz, who come off an impressive 118-117 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
Wins like that are why they are 39-29-2 against the spread (ATS). That’s one of the better records in the NBA, so NBA betting lines need to show more respect.
The Jazz could score another cover, getting +5 points at home. The problem is slowing down a hot Kings outfit. However, there are concerns with the health of their roster.
Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson are out, and Lauri Markkanen is doubtful.
Kings vs Jazz Game Injuries
Kings vs Jazz Head-to-Head
The Jazz are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 games against the Kings, including covering a +3½ spread when losing 117-115 in January.
However, the Kings are 15-7-3 ATS in the last 25 meetings in Utah, so it has been a happy hunting ground.
Kings vs Jazz Game Information
- Game: Kings (43-27) vs Jazz (34-36)
- Day/Time: Monday, March 20, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- Kings vs Jazz Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Kings vs Jazz Betting Lines
Kings vs Jazz Picks and Prediction
We would have loved to have locked in the Jazz with the points, but there are some big injury concerns. Therefore, our NBA picks have the Kings covering the spread.
They are playing some of the best basketball in the NBA, so winning on the road hasn’t been difficult.
Under 240½ points is also worth including in selections. The defense should hold up well enough.
Sacramento is listed at -200 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Kings, there’s a chance to win $50. Utah is +170, offering a chance to win $170 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Sacramento a 66.67% chance to win, with the Jazz at 37.04%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Kings vs Jazz Previous Game (Jan 3, 2023)
The Sacramento Kings and slumping Utah Jazz meet for the second time this season on Tuesday. Sacramento came out on top of an epic first meeting, with these teams combining to score 251 points. So it’s no wonder the total for Tuesday is up at 242½.
I am going to overlook what the ROI for these teams is telling me and trust these teams to play as they did last time. Expect very little defense and a ton of offense in what should be another shootout for these Western Conference rivals.