3* NBA *BEST BET*
Sacramento vs. Portland,
12/27/2011 22:00 EDT,
Score: 79 - 101
Point Spread: -7½/-105 Portland
3* NBA *BEST BET* on Blazers -7.5
Expect a letdown from the Kings as they head to Portland following a big win over the Lakers. Portland has won nine of 10 meetings with Sacramento since the start of the 2008-09 season, and I expect its dominance over the Kings to continue.
The Kings are a lousy 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing without a day of rest while the Trail Blazers are an impressive 43-21-1 ATS in their last 65 games playing on 0 days' rest. The Blazers are also a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when their starting 5 players combine for more than 160 minutes the previous day.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5 points. We'll lay the number.