Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings
|Date & Time||Monday January 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)|
Golden 1 Center
The Line: Sacramento Kings -2 -- Over/Under: 227
The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Monday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing eight rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost eight of their last 11 road games.
The Sacramento Kings could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 17.9 points and 7.2 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Willie Cauley-Stein is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won six of their last nine home games.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific, 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to pile up the losses on the road and being on the end of a back-to-back does not help them in this case. The Sacramento Kings have played their best ball at home where they've not only won six of their last nine, but have covered four straight and are 15-8 ATS overall this season. With all that said, we're still getting a free bucket with the better team. The Portland Trail Blazers are a better and more consistent team than the Sacramento Kings, and they've won eight of the last 10 meetings against them. The Kings, while drastically improved, fun to watch and a really good team against the number, they've also had issues finishing games against playoff caliber teams. I always see value in getting free points with the better team. I give the Portland Trail Blazers the edge here.