Blazers vs. Kings Prediction
Will the Sacramento Kings be able to fend off the Portland Trail Blazers when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?
509 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 510 Sacramento Kings
Monday, January 14, 2019
10PM ET – Golden 1 Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Kings are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 71 percent going on the Kings as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers end win streak
The Blazers had a four-game win streak come to an end last night in a 116-113 loss at Denver. However, Portland covered the spread in the loss. The Blazers are 26-18 overall, 8-11 on the road, 23-21 against the spread and 23-20-1 with the under.
Portland is averaging 111.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 109.9 per game on defense. The Blazers have the second-worst 3-point defense in the NBA, allowing opponents to hit 37 percent of their attempts. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 25.8 points and 6.1 assists per game while Jusuf Nurkic is adding 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest.
Kings heating up at home
Sacramento is coming off a 104-97 win over Charlotte on Saturday for its second straight win over all and third straight win at home. The Kings have covered in four straight at home. Sacramento are 22-21 overall, 13-10 at home, 25-18 against the spread and 27-16 with the over.
The Kings have one of the best offenses in the NBA, averaging 114.7 points per game while shooting 39 percent from the arc and 46.9 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Kings are giving up 115.6 points per game and they also allow the league-high 48.4 rebounds per contest. Buddy Hield is leading the team with 20.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. De’Aaron Fox is adding 17.9 points and 7.2 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
The Kings have covered the spread in 20 of their last 27 games playing on 1 day of rest, but 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.
The Blazers earned a 113-108 OT win at Sacramento on Jan. 1. The Kings have been covering at home lately, but that has been against losing teams in the East. Portland should be a tough matchup for the Kings. The Blazers have great guards that can score against a lackluster defense. While Sacramento can score, they give up a lot of points and rebounds. Portland should be able to control the glass and control the tempo of the game behind Lillard.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +3