portland trail blazers 82 vs sacramento kings 121

ANALYSIS

On Thursday, the Kings host the Trail Blazers as they try to finish off their best season in years. This is only the second of four eventual matchups between the two squads. The Blazers took the first game, 115-108.

The Kings are on track to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005-2006, breaking the NBA’s longest current playoff drought of 16 seasons. They are currently 32-25 and sit third in the West. They have the best scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 119.46 points per game, in large part due to the duo of De’Aaron Fox and All-Star , Domantas Sabonis. Fox is averaging 24.8 points and 6.2 assists a night with Sabonis putting up 18.8 points of his own as well as a league leading 12.3 rebounds per game. 

The next few weeks will determine if the Blazers are headed for an early offseason, or have a shot to get into the playoffs. They currently sit 12th in the West, but only a half game back from the final play in tournament spot at 28-30. The Blazers also sport a high powered offense with three players averaging over 20 points per game, including superstar Damian Lillard, who is in the midst of what could be his best season yet. He has been dominating on a nightly basis, putting up 31.4 points and 7.3 assists per game.

WHY BET ON THE portland trail blazers

The total has gone over in 5 of the Blazers last 7 games. They are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road. Portland is 11-10 ATS as road underdogs this season.

WHY BET ON THE sacramento kings

The total has gone over in 5 of the 6 last Kings games, and 7 of their last 10 at home. Sacramento is 13-8 SU as home favorites this season, yet are only 9-12 ATS.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Dec-26th
SAC
under
113
:
130
POR
Nov-8th
POR
under
118
:
121
SAC
Mar-31st
SAC
over
138
:
114
POR
Mar-29th
SAC
over
120
:
80
POR
Feb-23rd
POR
under
116
:
133
SAC
Oct-19th
POR
over
115
:
108
SAC

POR GAMES

HOU
over
116
:
107
POR
GSW
over
100
:
92
POR
NOP
over
110
:
100
POR
POR
under
107
:
124
BOS
POR
over
108
:
102
WAS

SAC GAMES

SAC
under
98
:
105
NOP
GSW
under
94
:
118
SAC
PHX
over
108
:
107
SAC
NOP
over
135
:
123
SAC
SAC
under
105
:
112
OKC

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
59
Tech Fouls
60
Minutes
242.4
AVG Minutes
242.1
Assists
23.1
AVG Assists
28.3
Points
106.4
Points
116.6
Rebounds
30.1
Avd Defensive Rebounds
33.2