The NBA regular season is in full swing, and as always, we are excited to provide you with our expert analysis and predictions for the upcoming games. In this article, we will look closer at the Portland Trail Blazers’ matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The Blazers are coming off a rough homestand, losing all six games, while the Kings have been inconsistent in their last ten outings.
We’ll provide you with our injury report, prediction, moneyline, against-the-spread, and over/under picks for this exciting matchup. So, buckle up, grab your popcorn, and dive into the action.
Before diving into the matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings, let’s look at the injury list for both teams.
For the Blazers, C Ibou Badji, Anfernee Simons (ankle), G Jusuf Nurkic (calf), and Justise Winslow (ankle) are all out.
Meanwhile, F KZ Okpala (knee) is out for the Kings.
It’s important to note that the NBA’s official injury report is subject to change, so be sure to check for any updates before making your bets.
Our expert NBA picks and forecasts indicate that the Kings will come out on top in this matchup, scoring 121-114.
While the Blazers have won two of their last three away games, they have a poor record of 2-9 in their previous 11 road games. They also have a 12-16 record on the road this season. On the other hand, the Kings have a solid 17-12 record at home. Despite this, the current line makes it unprofitable to bet on the Kings, so we recommend staying away from the moneyline in this game.
Against The Spread
The Trail Blazers have struggled to beat the spread in their last six games, with only one win. In addition, they’ve lost their previous nine games by at least seven points. Additionally, their record against the spread in their last 11 away games is 2-9. Meanwhile, the Kings have failed to cover the spread in their last six games with three or more days of rest, and they have a 1-3 record against the spread in their last four games overall. However, given their relatively healthy squad and the Blazers’ struggles, we recommend betting on the Kings with a -5.5 point spread.
The first meeting between these teams saw a total of 223 points scored. However, four of the Kings’ last six games have featured at least 240 points before the All-Star break. Despite this, we anticipate a lower-scoring game after a lengthy hiatus, so we recommend taking the UNDER 239.5.
Overall, our NBA handicapping analysis indicates that the Kings are the better team in this matchup, and we recommend betting on them with a -5.5 point spread. Given the long break between games, we also advise taking the UNDER 239.5. Remember to check the latest injury reports before making your bets.
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