Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 4/14/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (21-60) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (45-36) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Trail Blazers and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Kings

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers is coming off a loss to the Rockets in their latest game, ending with a score of 116-107. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers failed to cover the spread as +6 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 218.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

As they prepare to face the Kings, the Trail Blazers are 21-60 this season and are trying to reach .500. When playing on the road, the Trail Blazers are 10-30 compared to 11-30 at home.

Portland currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 39-41 at this point. The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 38-36 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Kings is coming off a loss to the Suns in their latest game, ending with a score of 108-107. Despite the loss in the game, the Kings managed to cover the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 215 points was below the over/under line of 225.5.

In their most recent five games, the Kings have gone 1-4 and are now 45-36 overall. As of now, they are ranked 9th in the Western Conference and are 4th in the Pacific division.

Sacramento is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 41-40. As the favorite this season, Sacramento is 25-29 vs. the spread while going 16-11 as the underdog.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Portland has recorded an average of 106.7 points per game (28th) throughout 81 games games.

Heading into their final game of the regular season, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 106.7 points per game. On the road, they are 29th in the league at 105.2 points per game.

Portland’s offense has struggled to shoot the ball efficiently this season, ranking 29th in field goal percentage at 44%. They are also last in the NBA in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Blazers are 26th in the league in both three-point percentage and three-pointers made per game. Overall, they are 17th in pace at 97.4 possessions per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.5 points per game (9th).

At home, the Kings are scoring 118.5 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 116.5 points per game. Sacramento has been a strong three-point shooting team, ranking 4th in made threes per game and 3rd in three-point attempts.

When it comes to pace, the Kings are 14th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Sacramento is 15th in the NBA at 47%. They have also been a good offensive rebounding team, ranking 12th in the league.

So far, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.8% of their games. In terms of two-point shooting, Sacramento is 10th in the league with a 56% conversion rate. However, they are just 28th in free throw attempts per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Currently, the Trail Blazers’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.3 points per game. The Portland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Portland.

Kings Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 115.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 51.9% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Kings’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.0% and allowing 38.9% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Kings

In today’s game, our projections have Anfernee Simons leading the Trail Blazers with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.6 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place De’Aaron Fox as the leading scorer for the Kings. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.3% and is averaging 26.6 points per contest.

Trail Blazers vs Kings Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Portland has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 101 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Sacramento has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 106 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kings have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Trail Blazers vs Kings Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Kings vs. Trail Blazers game, we suggest taking the Trail Blazers at +16.5. Even though our predictions have the Kings winning 110-100, we see the Trail Blazers as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 213.5, and our model predicts the Trail Blazers and Kings to score a combined 210 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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