Trail Blazers vs. Kings - 3/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (28-44) at Portland Trail Blazers (38-36)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 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 clash late Monday night at the Moda Center.
The Sacramento Kings could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 106.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Rudy Gay is averaging 17.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while Darren Collison is averaging 13.6 points and 4.1 assists. Rajon Rondo is dishing 11.7 assists and Omri Casspi is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing six rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four straight home games.
The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Monday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Both of these clubs like to get up and down and are capable of lighting it up on the offensive end. So, instead of playing with the big line, I'm going to side with the over.