Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (11-20) at Sacramento Kings (12-17)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSAC
The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Sunday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for back-to-back wins for the second time this month. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.1 points and four assists while Al-Farouq Aminu is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.1 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.5 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five straight road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look for a nice home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 104.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 24.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 18.2 points and 1.8 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.3 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.7 turnovers per game. The Sacramento Kings have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Sacramento and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Portland just beat the dog crap out of the Cavs and while this may be a letdown spot, the Trail Blazers don't deserve to be this big of a dog against a shaky Kings team. I'm taking the points.