Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA preseason action at the Moda Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after dropping their preseason opener to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 102 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 127 points on 51.1 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 23 points and one assist while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16 points and four rebounds. De’Aaron Fox is the third double-digit scorer and Glenn Robinson III is grabbing four rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another win after beating the Kings on Friday. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 127 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21 points and two assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 18 points and four rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Harry Giles III is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The over is 9-3 in Kings last 12 overall. The over is 26-11 in Trail Blazers last 37 overall. The Kings are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland.
You should never put on a ton of stock into one performance whether good or bad. However, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the snot out of the Kings on Friday night, getting whatever they wanted offensively and preventing the Kings from getting comfortable on offense. It's the type of one-sided performance that is tough to ignore. The Kings should shoot the ball better with a game under their belt, but I'm not sure if they're going to dig deep defensively.
I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Trail Blazers based on what we saw in the first meeting.