Portland (4-6) at Sacramento (3-6)
When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Where: Golden 1 Center,
Time: 10:05 ET | TV: NBA TV
Opening Odds: Portland -2/228
The Portland Trail Blazers had all sorts of momentum after a successful 3-1 road trip in which they covered the spread in all four games, but have hit a little bump in the road since then. The Blazers look to make it two wins in a row after dropping four straight when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Portland has already played more road games (six) than anyone else in the Western Conference and will only play one home game between now and November 27th. They survived a 124-113 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday thanks to winning the extra five minutes 17-6. The Kings are trending in the opposite direction after starting the season 0-5. The young Kings have won three of their past four including a 121-109 win at Atlanta on Friday to finish 2-1 on a three-game road trip. Sacramento went 18-of-31 from 3-point range against the Hawks and averaged 118 points during the trip. The 0-5 start included a 122-112 home loss to the Trail Blazers. The Kings had six players score 13 or more points against Atlanta and scored at least 28 points in each quarter. Including the Oct. 25 meeting against Portland, Sacramento has dropped six of the past seven meetings while covering the spread just once in that span.
Star guard Damian Lillard poured in a career-best 60 points in a 119-115 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday and followed that up with 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists against Atlanta. Lillard is second in the league in scoring (33.0) and helped the Blazers beat the Kings last month with 35 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Former Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside recorded 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting to go along with nine rebounds in the last meeting with Sacramento and blocked three shots on Sunday. Swingman Rodney Hood (back) missed Portland’s last game and is questionable for Tuesday. The Blazers host the Toronto Raptors Wednesday before a long road trip.
Shooting guard – and second-leading scorer – Buddy Hield, scored 22 against Atlanta for his third straight 20-point outing and sixth of the season to raise his average to 18.1 per contest. Bogdan Bogdanovic (5-of-6) and Trevor Ariza (4-of-6) provided a big boost off the bench and combined for half the 3-point makes against the Hawks. Bogdanovic has made 11-of-17 over the past two games while averaging 21 points during the stretch. Leading scorer De’Aaron Fox (18.2) is averaging 19.8 points and eight assists over the past six games, and recorded 28 in the loss to the Blazers last month. The Kings are dead last in the league in defensive field goal percentage (49.5) and allow 111.6 points a contest.
The Kings have been playing much better recently now that they are spreading the scoring out and defense is getting a little tighter. Portland has to be sick of the road by now and will come up short here in Sacramento.
Pick: Kings -1.5
Trail Blazers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Trail Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Trail Blazers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Trail Blazers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Trail Blazers are 33-15-3 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Kings are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Kings are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Kings are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Kings are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win.
Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
Kings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest.
Kings are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference.
Over is 4-0-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Over is 10-2-1 in Trail Blazers last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Over is 8-2 in Trail Blazers last 10 games following a straight up win.
Over is 4-1-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Over is 31-11-2 in Trail Blazers last 44 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 road games.
Over is 6-1 in Kings last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Under is 10-3 in Kings last 13 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Under is 6-2 in Kings last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
Under is 16-6-1 in Kings last 23 games following a straight up win.
Favorite is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Under is 32-14 in the last 46 meetings.