Kings face Trail Blazers: NBA odds preview
Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The Trail Blazers will be trying to slam the Kings on Saturday when the teams tip off at Rose Garden in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Trail Blazers currently sports a record of 8-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-11-1 ATS. The Kings are 6-12 and 6-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trail Blazers post a 10-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 10-8 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Kings odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-93 win for the Trail Blazers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 28-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 6 in the league with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.9 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 91-82 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Kings covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points leading the Kings to a 91-82 victory over Orlando at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday.
Portland lost its last outing, a 99-92 result against the Pacers on December 5. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland got 23 points from Damian Lillard but lost anyway 99-92 against the Pacers on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Kings at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Sacramento at Dallas, Monday, December 10
Portland home to Toronto, Monday, December 10