The Sacramento Kings’ incredible NBA season continues in Salt Lake City. Sacramento is second in the Western Conference after winning the first three games of this four-game road trip. With only two losses since the All-Star break, the Kings are the hottest team in the West.
After a slow start to March, Utah has won three of its last four games, including an upset over Boston last time out. The Jazz are back in contention for a spot in the play-in tournament, sitting 11th heading into Monday, but will be without All-Star Lauri Markkanen.
Many basketball fans have been waiting for the other shoe to drop for the Sacramento Kings, but those who are skeptical may have to wait a little longer. The team hasn’t let up on the gas in the second half of the season, and head coach Mike Brown won’t let his team, including his stars, get too comfortable.
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Brown emphasized the importance of winning every game as the Kings chase the No. 1 seed in the West, even calling out his best players, such as Domantas Sabonis, for crucial errors that could cost his team in the playoffs.
That said, not even the level-headed Brown couldn’t hide his admiration for the 7-footer on Saturday. Sabonis was nearly flawless in Sacramento’s weekend win over Washington, shooting 10-for-12 from the field and getting to the foul line for 10 of 12 free throws, totaling 30 points.
The Utah Jazz have plenty of muscle up front, but they struggle to contain opposing big men. Utah has the second-worst defense against opposing centers, allowing 38.3 points per game. Sabonis is a matchup nightmare because he can play with his back to the basket while also stretching defenses with his shooting touch.
Sabonis scored 21 and 28 points in the previous two meetings with the Jazz, shooting a combined 20-for-25 from the field and going 7-for-10 from the line. Sabonis should remain aggressive and attack a Utah interior that allows 53.4 points per game in the paint.
Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Game Information
- Date: 03/20/2023
- Time: 09:10 PM ET
- Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena.
- How to Watch Kings vs Jazz: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Kings vs Jazz Betting Lines
Jazz are +220 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $220. On the other side, Kings are –270 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $37.04.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Jazz at a 31.25% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kings have 72.97% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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