Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings 1/3/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings 1/3/23
Tue 3rd January 2023

Two outstanding offenses face off on Tuesday when the Utah Jazz (19-20, 12-6 Home) welcome the Sacramento Kings (19-16, 8-9 Away). Sacramento lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 118-108 at FedExForum on Sunday. De’Aaron Fox was the leading scorer in the loss with 19 points.

Domantas Sabonis was another standout performer with 18 points and 14 rebounds. The Kings are fifth in the Western Conference.Utah lost their fourth in a row in a close one on Saturday at Vivint Arena, falling to the Miami Heat 126-123. Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 14 rebounds in the loss, leading the team.

The Jazz are 10th in the Western Conference.It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. After taking the only earlier season game against Utah 126-125 at Golden 1 Center on Friday, Sacramento will be pursuing a season sweep. Markkanen led the game in scoring with 36 points in the loss.

Kevin Huerter had 30 points for the Kings, while Sabonis contributed 28 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists. The Kings have been led this season by Fox, who is averaging 23.4 points per game. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 12.4 rebounds, most in the NBA, and 6.6 assists per game.

Markkanen (23.8 ppg) and Jordan Clarkson (20.5) have supplied much of the Jazz’s offense. Markkanen also has collected 8.5 rebounds per game. Mike Conley has recorded 7.5 assists per game. The Kings and the Jazz are two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, ranking second and fourth in points per game, respectively.

Sacramento is scoring 118.0 per game, while Utah is averaging 117.3.The Kings have struggled in recent visits to Vivint Arena, losing eight of the last 10.In the last 10 games, Sacramento is 5-5 with an average margin of -3.1 (118.0-121.1). Utah has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 118.7 points per game on average while scoring only 117.2 (-1.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Lyles: 17.4 | 10.4 | +7.0
Terence Davis: 1.0 | 10.4 | -9.4
Points per game:
Domantas Sabonis: 24.3 | 18.6 | +5.6
Rebounds per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 3.4 | 4.7 | -1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Kelly Olynyk: 9.3 | 12.6 | -3.3
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 8.8 | 6.5 | +2.3

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Utah Jazz (-160)

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