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Kings open as NBA underdog vs Trail Blazers

Sacramento KingsPortland Trail Blazers
1-3November 08, 2013, 10:00 | Rose Garden2-2

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

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 0-3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 2-2 ATS. Sacramento is 2-2 against the total, while Portland is 3-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as -5.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 203, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Trail Blazers - Kings odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-88 win for the Trail Blazers.

Sacramento was a 105-100 loser in its last match at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Kings wasted a 26-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Atlanta ran past them 105-100 on Tuesday at Sleep Train Arena.

The Trail Blazers were a 116-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 116-101 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Damian Lillard at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 22-rated squad against Sacramento's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 4 in the league with 10 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.5 per outing.

Next up:
Sacramento at Portland, Saturday, November 9th