Sacramento Kings (2-4) vs Portland Trail Blazers (3-4)
2023-11-08 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -8.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5
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The Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings collide at the Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers were gunning for a fourth straight win before they ran into the Grizzlies in a 112-100 loss on Sunday. Jerami Grant led the team in scoring with 27 points on 10 of 22 shooting, Malcolm Brogdon tallied 18 points with seven rebounds and 11 assists while Shaedon Sharpe scored 18 points with eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 38 percent from the field and 14 of 45 from the 3-point line as they fought back to erase an early 12-point deficit, only to go ice-cold and score a measly 14 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Grizzlies to slip away in the end.
Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts
- The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last eight games against Pacific Division opponents.
- The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in 12 of their last 13 night games against Pacific Division opponents.
- Each of the Trail Blazers’ last four games against Pacific Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five and they will be hoping to snap a three-game slide after getting scorched by the Rockets in a 122-97 road loss on Monday. Keon Ellis led the team with 15 points off the bench, Kevin Huerter added 13 points while Keegan Murray scored 12 points, but no other player scored more than 10 points. As a team, the Kings shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 40 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Rockets from the start and fell behind by as many as 40 points in this one. Davion Mitchell had a night to forget as he scored just five points on two of 11 shooting while Domantas Sabonis finished with just eight points.
Sacramento Kings Team Facts
- The Kings have won each of their last eight home games against Northwest Division opponents that held a losing record.
- The Kings have covered the spread in each of their last seven games as home favorites following a loss.
- Each of the Kings’ last four games as home favorites following a road loss have gone OVER the total points line.
The Trail Blazers are shorthanded again as Scoot Henderson and Ish Wainright are both out, while the Kings are still missing De’Aaron Fox and Trey Lyles. The Trail Blazers have surprisingly strung together three upset wins thanks to big games from Grant and Brogdon, but they’re going to need to be at their best against this Kings team who just got embarrassed in their last outing. The Kings are still missing their best player, but they would expect more from themselves and I think they will come out swinging in this one. The line seems hefty, but the Kings are in need of a big win and I think they get it done at home in this spot.