Sacramento Kings (4-11) at Portland Trail Blazers (8-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 199 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for another big victory after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 93.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 13 points and 6.1 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 11.9 points and 1.9 assists. De'Aaron Fox is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost eight straight road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.5 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Turner is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last eight home games.
The Kings are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the under is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings.
I'm not eating this much chalk with a Portland team that played like crap Friday and lost to the Kings on the road. However, I'm not confident in the Kings and don't think they can win or even compete in back-to-back games. Instead, I'm siding with the over here. Both teams didn't shoot well Friday, and these are too subpar defensive teams, so things should pick up here. Expect a much different game at the Moda Center and for the over to hit.