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Portland Trail BlazersSacramento Kings
March 2, 10:00 PM | ARCO Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Odds

33-27TEAM RECORD15-43

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Trail Blazers of Portland hit the hard court against the Kings of Sacramento.

The Kings bring a 15-43 record (24-33-1 ATS) to the battle against the 33-27 Trail Blazers, who are 28-28-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 31-27 so far and the Trail Blazers go 29-30-1.

View Portland vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Trail Blazers before tip-off in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Kings and the No. 21-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-93 win for the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Sacramento's No. 6-rated squad against Portland's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Sacramento rates No. 28 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 103-87 result against the Rockets on March 1. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Trail Blazers endured a 103-87 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.

Sacramento won its last outing, a 105-99 result against the Clippers on February 28. The Kings covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Kings got a 29-point performance from Marcus Thornton as Sacramento ran past Los Angeles 105-99 on Monday at ARCO Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Trail Blazers at Kings trends to consider:
Portland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Sacramento
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Sacramento's last 15 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 5
Sacramento at Utah, Saturday, March 5

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