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Kings battle vs Trail Blazers highlights NBA odds

Portland Trail BlazersSacramento Kings
26-8January 07, 2014, 10:00 | Sleep Train Arena10-22

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

Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 26-8 and 20-14 ATS so far this season, while the Kings are at 10-22 and 12-18-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Kings are 18-14, while the Trail Blazers are 25-9.

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 216.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 23 and the Trail Blazers at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

The Trail Blazers were a 101-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 101-99 against Philadelphia in NBA action at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 113-103 loser at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Sacramento got 26 points and 11 rebounds from DeMarcus Cousins in a losing cause in a 113-103 loss to Charlotte on Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 15-ranked offense (100.62 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.59 PPG. The Kings have averaged 44.45% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.59% on average).

Next up:
Portland home to Orlando, Wednesday, January 8th
Sacramento home to Orlando, Friday, January 10th