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The Sacramento Kings will be going for their second consecutive road win when they face the Portland Trailblazers on Thursday night. The Kings are coming off a 123-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers as 3.5-point favorites. The Trailblazers are coming off a 108-106 win over Golden State as 1.5-point underdogs.
Portland is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Sacramento.
Kings Trying To End Slump
The Kings looked like a team that could compete for a playoff spot earlier in the season, but they haven’t played well in recent weeks, losing 10 of their last 12 games. They will try to put an end to their slump with a win over the Trailblazers, which will give them their second win in a row.
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Sacramento has played well offensively, averaging 114.4 points per game. They finished with 123 points in their last game, making 60 percent of their field goals and 48 percent of their three-pointers.
Buddy Hield led the way for Sacramento with 29 points, six rebounds, and six assists. De’Aaron Fox finished with 23 points and eight assists, while Harrison Barnes added 20 points, three rebounds, and six assists for the Kings.
Sacramento hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 114.4 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to win this game.
Trailblazers Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Trailblazers followed up their four-game losing streak by winning their last two games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Kings, which will give them their third win in a row and third consecutive win over the Kings.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 3, 2021
Portland is a good offensive team, averaging 114.4 points per game. They finished with 108 points in their last game, making 41.9 percent of their field goals and 28.6 percent of their three-pointers.
Damian Lillard led the way for Portland with 22 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Carmelo Anthony finished with 22 points, two rebounds, and four assists, while Robert Covington added 15 points and five rebounds for the Trailblazers.
Portland has struggled defensively, giving up 115.1 points per game. They gave up 106 points in their last game and will need to keep it up if they want to get the win.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 day’s rest.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Trailblazers have played well offensively this season, but they are struggling at the moment, averaging 107.3 points per game in their last three games. Fortunately for them, they won’t have a hard time scoring in this game because the Kings are the worst defensive team in the league, and they are giving up 124.7 points per game in their last three games. Sacramento has done a better job offensively in recent games, with the team averaging 119 points in their last three games. Even though they have been dominant in the paint in recent games, they won’t have as much success against the Trailblazers, who have done a good job defensively in the post and are averaging 6.3 blocks per game in their last three games. The Blazers haven’t given up a lot of points in recent games, holding opponents to 108 points per game in their last three games. Even though the Kings are playing well offensively, they aren’t as good on the road and will struggle to score against the Blazers, making Portland the best bet here.
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Kings are averaging 114.4 points per game and their average drops to 113.2 points per game on the road. They play at a very fast pace, with the team averaging 103.8 possessions per game. With the Trailblazers giving up 114.3 points per game, expect the Kings to go over their average in this game. The Trailblazers are averaging 114.4 points per game, and play just as well at home. They are facing a defense that is giving up 120.3 points per game and will score enough points to push the score over the total. The Kings and Trailblazers have played over the total in three of their last four meetings.