Kings vs. Jazz Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 30 (Sabonis' Glass Dominance Helps Sactown Light the Beam)

Devon Platana
Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum
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Kings vs. Jazz Game Info

  • Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • Coverage: NBCS-CA and SportsNet RM

Friday, Dec. 30's NBA schedule includes a battle at Golden 1 Center as the Sacramento Kings (18-15) are set to go one-on-one with the Utah Jazz (19-18).

The Kings aim to win their second game in a row after picking up a 127-126 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Jazz hope to put an end to their two-game skid, most recently falling 112-107 to the Golden State Warriors two nights ago.

Will the Kings fire up the laser beam once again tonight? Or will the Jazz spoil to fun with a rare road win?

Kings vs. Jazz Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: UTA: (+130) | SAC: (-154)
  • Spread: UTA: +3 (-112) | SAC: -3 (-108)
  • Total: 242 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Kings vs Jazz Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kings -3 - - 239 -110 -110 -152 128

The Kings enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 242 points, which is in the highest of Friday's totals.

Kings vs. Jazz Betting Trends

  • The Kings covered 39 times in 82 games with a spread last season.
  • As a 3-point underdog or greater, the Jazz had one win ATS (1-4) last season.
  • The Kings and their opponents combined to go over the point total 43 out of 82 times last season.
  • Last year, 38 of the Jazz's 82 games went over the point total.

Kings vs. Jazz Prediction & Pick

The only reason why the Jazz aren't further down in the standings is due to their 12-5 record at home. They've been terrible on the road lately, losing eight of their last nine away games while surrendering 119.1 PPG. The Jazz also own a minus-7.4 scoring margin in that span and must now face the Kings, who are a plus-6.6 in their last 14 home games (with a 10-4 straight-up record).

The Kings also capitalize when the odds are in their favor, winning 12 of their previous 15 games as the favorite. While the Jazz are 12-10 straight up as the underdog this season, their issues on the road are too big to be ignored. For losing to the lowly San Antonio Spurs and short-handed Warriors, I just can't trust Utah pulling off another upset tonight.

Look to the skies as the Kings light the beam (yet again).

Final Score Prediction: Kings: 127 | Jazz: 118

Kings vs. Jazz Best Bet

Kings fans have loved just how easily Domantas Sabonis has been dominating the paint lately. On top of his NBA-leading 12.3 rebounds per game, the two-time All-Star is averaging a whopping 15.5 boards in his last 11 games.

Even with his rebounding total for the night sitting at 13.5, Sabonis won't have an issue surpassing that number. Not only has he gone over 13.5 rebounds in four of his last six games, but he has the pleasure of facing the Jazz, who allow the most rebounds to centers this season.

Looking to stay hot heading into 2023, expect Sabonis to have another big night at the glass.

Bet: Domantas Sabonis — Rebounds: Over 13.5 (-113)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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