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NBA: Kings Becoming Hot UNDER Target

The Sacramento Kings' 12-17 SU and 14-15 ATS records on the season leave a lot to be desired, but they have been pulling through for bettors in the total market. The UNDER is 10-3 in the Kings past 13 games while the team has stayed under the closing total in their past six contests. The Kings will look to play another low-scoring affair when they host the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • Allen Crabbe has averaged 19.0 points per game during Lillard’s absence.
  • The UNDER is 18-6 in the past 24 games between the Blazers and Kings.
  • The Blazers are 9-4 ATS in their past 13 games in Sacramento.

After several less-than-stellar years, the resurrection of Rajon Rondo’s career is in full bloom for the Kings. The talented, though often bone-headed, point guard is averaging 12.4 points and 11.3 assists per game while routinely appearing in highlight reels for his dimes. Rondo has teamed up with DeMarcus Cousins to give the Kings two players averaging a double-double per game this season.

The Blazers have been without Daman Lillard for the past three games and though he told the media he could be available for this game, he admitted that it is more likely he will not play until Wednesday. Portland is coming off an unexpected beatdown of the Cleveland Cavaliers in which they held the Cavs starting five to just 40 points.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Portland Trail Blazers have seen them go 12-20 and 16-16 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Sacramento Kings are at 12-17 and 14-15 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Kings are 12-17, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 17-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Sacramento vs Portland injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Sacramento Kings rated this week at No. 25 and the Portland Trail Blazers sitting at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Sacramento's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 104.52 PPG, against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.25 PPG. The Sacramento Kings field goal percentage has averaged 45.81% so far, more than the Portland Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.31% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Trail Blazers and Cavaliers didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 105-76 defeat on Saturday at Moda Center.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and added 25 rebounds for a double-double, leading Sacramento over Indiana, 108-106, on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Sacramento is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
  • Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Denver, Wednesday, December 30th
Sacramento at Golden State, Monday, December 28th