Portland Trail Blazers (26-18) vs Sacramento Kings (22-21)Date : 01/14/2019
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Smoothie King Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings
The Kings will welcome the Blazers to Smoothie King Center as they are coming off a win against the Hornets while the Blazers lost to the Nuggets in their last game. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ET.
Portland Trail Blazers 's Latest Performance :
The Blazers will be looking to bounce back after they had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Nuggets. The Blazers are 8-10 when playing on the road this season. Lillard and CJ are starting to become one of the better backcourts in the NBA this season the only problem that the Blazers have is that they are one player away to become great. Nurkic had a tough time going up against his former teammate Jokic but he will be looking to bounce back when going up against Willie. Once Nurkic can put up huge numbers on a consistent basis this Portland team will be very hard to beat because as of right now the offensive scheme for the Blazers only come from their two backcourts. Going up against the Kings, the Blazers will need Nurkic to dominate down low. Lillard will be on Fox as he will have to do his best to stay in front of him considering how fast of a first step Fox has.
Sacramento Kings's Latest Performance :
The Kings have now won two games in a row as they are trying to get themselves back into the playoffs picture. They are coming off a win against the Hornets leading the way was Bogdanovic as he scored a team-high 22 points on 9-for-17 shooting including four threes on the night. Although his shooting percentage wasn’t the prettiest he hit timely shots when the Kings needed. De’Aaron Fox had a really good all-around game with 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in 30 minutes. Despite a bad shooting night for Hield, he was still able to score 21 points he has now reached double figures in each of his last eight games and averaging 22 points this month. Bagley came off the bench and scored 11 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Playing against the Blazers, the Kings backcourt Fox and Giles will have to be on their A-game defensively and get stops on Lillard and McCollum this will allow the Kings to run and score in transition.
How Portland Trail Blazers & Sacramento Kings Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Kings are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
Against The Spread Selection: Sacramento Kings
My reason for the pick :
The Kings will beat the Blazers on Monday as they will pick up their third win in a row. Fox and Bogdanovic will have a great game as they will surprise the Blazers backcourt Lillard and CJ. Bagley will slowly return to his normal playing time as he is one of the Kings secret weapon as the season progresses. The Kings chemistry this season has been great they understand one another. You can clearly see on the court that they like to play with each other and believe that they can make the playoffs this season with the way they are competing.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Blazers :
- Trail Blazers are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Monday games.
Betting trends for Sacramento Kings:
- Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.