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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz

October 25, 2023

The NBA season will kick off for two teams, with a game between the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz that is set to take place at 9:00 PM ET in Utah. The Kings are currently the favorites to win at the Delta Center, with odds set at -125.

  • Date: October 25, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET

  • Location: Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

Sacramento Kings Preview

The Kings were able to make the playoffs last year and finished third in the Western Conference with a 48-34 record. They were on the losing end in game seven against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, where Steph Curry dropped 50, to officially end their season.

They were led by De’Aaron Fox, who averaged 25.0 points per game and had 6.1 assists to contribute each game. They will need his leadership and efforts once again to be successful this year.

Their roster also showcases six players that averaged 12 points or more each game, making them a threat on offense. In fact, they averaged 120.7 points per game last year, which ranked first in the league.

Despite having the best offense in the league, their demise stood on defense. They allowed 118.1, which ranked 25th in the league.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Jazz ended their regular season last year with a 37-45 record and 12th in the Western Conference. Hopefully, they had a powerful offseason to offer some relief this year for their efforts.

Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz last year with 25.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Right behind him in points was Jordan Clarkson, who averaged 20.8. Overall, they had eight guys that contributed 10 or more points per game and two that put up at least 20 a night.

Their offense was pretty robust to hang with a lot of teams, as they put up 117.1 points per game. This ranked seventh-best in the league last year.

However, they were allowing 118.0 from their opponents, which ranked 24th in the league last season. If they can fix their issues on devs e from a year ago, this could be a playoff team.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers their odds, which show that the Sacramento Kings are slight favorites to win. However, market analysis is indicating that the Jazz have a 52.6 percent chance to win at home.

  • Utah Jazz: +105

  • Sacramento Kings: -125

These two recently played a preseason game a few nights ago, with the Kings winning 116-113. However, Markkanen did not play for the Jazz due to rest, so expect him to perform well and make a difference here.

Spooky Express Pick:Utah Jazz to Win at +105