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Portland Trail BlazersSacramento Kings
April 15, 6:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Odds

28-32TEAM RECORD19-41

The Kings will hit the floor running against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Kings bring a 19-41 record (26-34 ATS) to the battle against the 28-32 Trail Blazers, who are 29-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 30-28-2 so far and the Trail Blazers go 32-28.

View Portland vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Kings in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 207.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 100-93.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 25 in the league with 40.8 per game. That compares with Sacramento’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Sacramento is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 10 with 7.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.1 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 97-94 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 97-94 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 115-89 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 115-89 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Trail Blazers at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Sacramento
Portland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Sacramento
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Portland
Sacramento is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Portland
Sacramento is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Sacramento is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Phoenix, Monday, April 16
Sacramento home to San Antonio, Wednesday, April 18

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