Against The Spread Pick
The Utah Jazz’s winning streak finally came to an end at 10 with Thursday’s overtime loss to New Orleans. Although they should be able to get back to their victorious ways on Saturday, it may not be easy. Since a New Year’s Eve setback against the Clippers, the Sacramento Kings have not lost to anyone other than NBA-best Milwaukee by more than four points. De’Aaron Fox has scored at least 27 points in three of the past four contests. Sacramento is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 on the road, 5-1 ATS in its last six on the road against opponents with winning home records, and 14-6-1 ATS in its last 21 as an underdog. The Jazz are 5-13-2 ATS in their last 20 at home in this head-to-head matchup. Ten points should be enough for the KINGS to cover.
Over Under Pick
The usual stinginess of Utah’s defense has not been on display of late. Opponents have scored 116, 107, and 132 points over the past three outings. Sacramento is coming off a 127-123 loss to Dallas on Wednesday. The over is 5-2 in the Kings’ last seven overall and 4-1 in their last five on the road. It is also 5-1 in the Jazz’s last six overall, 8-3 in their last 11 at home, and 5-1 in their last six playing on one day of rest. Expect this one to go OVER the total.