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Portland Trail BlazersSacramento Kings
Nov 13, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Odds

2-5TEAM RECORD2-5

The Kings will try to cover the spread at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Trail Blazers in basketball action.

Sacramento will face the 2-5 Trail Blazers, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trail Blazers are 3-4 favoring the OVER.

View Portland vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Kings sat as 2-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Kings - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Sacramento is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-91 win for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 24-ranked offense (91.4 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 26 at 103 PPG. The Kings have averaged 40.1% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

The Trail Blazers were a 95-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 95-87 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from J.J. Hickson at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 103-90 loser as they battled the Lakers on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento suffered a 103-90 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 18 points from Jimmer Fredette in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Trail Blazers at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Portland is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Sacramento
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
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 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games at home
Sacramento is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Houston, Friday, November 16
Sacramento home to Atlanta, Friday, November 16

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