Kings vs Jazz Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Sacramento Kings (18-15) host the Utah Jazz (19-18) on December 30, 2022 at Golden 1 Center, where the Kings are 3.5-point favorites in a contest featuring two of the highest-scoring squads in the league. The Kings are second (118 ppg), and the Jazz are fourth (116.9). The matchup has a 241.5 point total.

How to bet Kings vs. Jazz

Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Kings have -151 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +127 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 241.5 points.

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Kings vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Arena: Golden 1 Center

Kings vs. Jazz Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Kings are 19-13-1 this year. Sacramento has been the favorite in 16 games this season and has come away with the win 12 times (75%) in those contests. Kings games this year have hit the over 40.5% of the time (15 out of 37 games with a set point total).

In the Jazz’s 37 games this year, they have 20 wins against the spread. Utah is 12-10 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 54.5% of those games). Jazz games this year have hit the over on 20 of 37 set point totals (54.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 30 23.6 4.8 5.7 0.9 0.4 1.8
Domantas Sabonis 32 18.3 12.3 6.7 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 32 15.2 3.2 2.8 1.1 0.3 2.8
Malik Monk 33 14.6 2.3 3.8 0.7 0.2 1.9
Harrison Barnes 33 13.7 5.4 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.2

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 34 23.2 8.4 2 0.6 0.6 3.1
Jordan Clarkson 36 20.3 3.9 4.4 0.4 0.3 2.7
Collin Sexton 30 14.3 2.3 2.9 0.6 0.1 1
Malik Beasley 37 14.2 3.7 1.5 0.9 0.1 3.2
Kelly Olynyk 33 12.8 5 3.2 1.1 0.6 1.5
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Kings: None

Jazz: None

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Sacramento is surrendering 116.4 points per game this year (24th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived offensively, averaging 118 points per contest (second-best). Offensively the Kings have played better at home this year, posting 122.1 points per game, compared to 113.7 per game when playing on the road. The Kings’ offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, putting up 115.1 points a contest compared to the 118 they’ve averaged this year.

Sacramento is making 13.3 three-pointers per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this year, while sporting a 35.6% three-point percentage (15th-ranked). The Kings have taken 57.2% two-pointers and 42.8% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 68.8% are two-pointers and 31.2% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

In 2022-23, Utah is fourth-best in the league offensively (116.9 points scored per game) and ranked 22nd on defense (116.1 points conceded). The Jazz are putting up more points at home (121.4 per game) than on the road (113.1). While the Jazz are posting 116.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, producing 114.2 points per contest.

Utah is the fourth-best team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (14.8 per game) and 11th in 3-point percentage (36.8%). The Jazz attempt 44.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 55.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34.9% of the Jazz’s baskets are 3-pointers, and 65.1% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Kings, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Kings -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 241.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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