The Portland Trail Blazers (30-25), 6.5-point favorites, will travel to Golden 1 Center to challenge the Sacramento Kings (17-36). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 208.5 points and it will air on NBC Sports – California at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Kings defeated the Chicago Bulls 104-98, while the Trail Blazers beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-103.
Portland dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.6 (below their season average of 22.9) and a free throw rate of 0.200 (above their season average of 0.190). Charlotte was 12.7 and 0.143, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Sacramento’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Chicago. The Kings had a rate of 10.4 (better than their season average of 12.9), while the Bulls posted a mark of 11.7. Sacramento was lifted by Zach Randolph, who recorded 11 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic led the way for Portland, recording 24 points and 14 rebounds.
The offense of Sacramento will square off against the top-notch defense of Portland. The Kings rank 30th in offensive efficiency, while the Trail Blazers are eighth in defensive efficiency. The Trail Blazers should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
Games featuring the Trail Blazers have typically finished under the total (59.3 percent). Portland comes into the game with records of 30-25 straight up (SU) and 25-23-6 against the spread (ATS).
In opposition of Portland, just over half of Kings games have finished over the total. Moreover, Sacramento is 17-36 SU and 22-28-3 ATS.
The Trail Blazers evened the season series at one with a 102-90 victory in their most recent matchup. CJ McCollum was the game’s top overall scorer with 25 points. Portland did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (16-21; 76.2 percent). Sacramento, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.2 vs. 18.5). Portland covered as a 12-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 192 points, which was just under the projected point total of 195.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings Betting Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Under
The Kings rank 22nd in points off turnovers per game (15.6) while the Trail Blazers rank 27th (14.3).
Portland ranks sixth in three pointers allowed per game (26.6) while Sacramento ranks 29th (31.5).
The Trail Blazers rank seventh in rebounds per game (45.0) while the Kings rank 29th (40.1).
Portland ranks sixth in blocks per game (5.2) while Sacramento ranks 25th (4.0).
Sacramento ranks 23rd in fast break points per game (9.7) while Portland ranks last (6.9).
The Trail Blazers rank second in assists allowed per game (20.1) while the Kings rank 25th (24.2).
The Trail Blazers rank fourth in points allowed in the paint per game (41.7) while the Kings rank 12th (42.7).
Sacramento ranks sixth in steals per game (8.3) while Portland ranks 28th (6.8).
Sacramento is 11-4 when they allow less than 100 points, while Portland is 17-5.
In games where they reach 100 points, the Trail Blazers are 25-13 and the Kings are 12-12.
Sacramento is 10-14 ATS at home, while Portland is 15-11-3 ATS on the road.
The total has gone over in 13 of the Kings’ 24 home games, while 17 of the Trail Blazers’ 29 road games have gone under.
The Trail Blazers are 2-2-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Kings are 2-3.
In their last five games, Portland has 3 unders and 2 overs, while Sacramento has 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Trail Blazers have been outscored by an average of 4.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Portland has defeated opponents by an average of 1.0 point.
During their last five games, the Kings have scored an average of 103.8 points per game (5.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 107.8 points per game (1.3 above their season average).