Trail Blazers vs. Kings Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are listed as a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 199 points.
Portland enters with a 8-6 overall record and 5-7-2 ATS after a 99-94 home win over the Magic. Sacramento is 3-11 overall and 4-9-1 ATS following a 126-80 defeat at Atlanta. The Trail Blazers won two of three meetings straight up last season, while the Kings were 2-1 ATS. The under went 2-1.
In the win over Orlando, Damian Lillard poured in a game-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds and seven asissts. CJ McCollum had 24 points, four boards, three assists and three steals. Shabazz Napier added 19 points and three steals off the bench. Portland trailed by nine after one quarter, but outscored the Magic 27-14 in the second quarter.
Zach Randolph had 16 points, four rebounds and two assists in the loss at the Hawks. George Hill recorded 12 points and three steals. Justin Jackson added eight points and four rebounds. Sacramento trailed 64-35 at haftime.
Portland is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 meetings in Sacramento. The under is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings.
The Kings were brutal their last three games on the road, getting blown out both times. They have also won their last two home games, showing a fight can be put up when in front of the home fans. The Trail Blazers haven't exactly set the world on fire this year and this game is ripe for the Kings to put a scare into the favored visitors.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SACRAMENTO KINGS +7.5