Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings - 4/9/14
Sacramento Kings (27-50) at Portland Trail Blazers (50-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, CSNN
The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers will meet up for the fourth and final time this season on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers lead the series 2-1.
The Kings have lost three straight and six of their last eight games, currently sitting with the third worst record in the West. On the season, the Kings average 100.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 103.2 points on 46 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is shooting 53.7 percent from the field in his last five games and has posted a double-double in five straight games. However, the Kings haven’t scored more than 92 points in three straight contests. The Sacramento Kings are 35-39-3 ATS overall and 19-17-3 ATS on the road.
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While the Trail Blazers have clinched a playoff spot, they’re still jockeying for position in the West. Portland has won five of its last six games. On the season, the Trail Blazers average 106.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allow 102.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 25 or more points in three of his last four games and the Trail Blazers have won 13 of their last 16 games when scoring more than 100 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are 42-36 ATS overall and 18-20 ATS at home.
The Kings are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland, while the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Kings are getting too many points against a Portland team that hasn't done much covering the number as of late. The Trail Blazers are a team that simply does what it takes to win, but doesn't care much about covering the spread. Meanwhile, the Kings have been on an ATS tear over the last week.
Give me the Kings and the truckload of points.