NBA Gambling Insight
The Trail Blazers have to be happy they are back home after their recent road trip where they went 2-4 and they are coming off a loss to a weak Detroit Pistons team in their last game. The Kings are also coming off a loss, but the last time they faced Portland they snapped their 8-game losing streak to them.
Sacramento Kings (6-11) at Portland Trailblazers (9-7)
When: 10 PM ET, Monday, January 23, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Kings vs. Blazers Betting Lines from Bovada.lv
Spread: Blazers -12.5
*NBA ATS Matchup Report*
The Kings have only won 2 road games all season and in their road losses this season they are losing by an average of 24 ppg.
Portland may be without 2nd leading scorer Gerald Wallace (13.8 ppg), as he has a finger injury.
His loss will be big, as he has been a beast at home this season.
The Kings have really struggled this season on both ends of the floor, as they only rank 25th in the league in scoring and 30th in opponents points allowed. Tyreke Evans (16.5 ppg) needs to get more involved in this game than he did in Sacto’s last game when they were blown out, as when he takes less than 13 shots the Kings are 0-6 this season.
The Kings also may be without their 2nd leading scorer in Marcus Thornton (16.4 ppg), as he left their last game with a thigh injury. Jimmer Fredette (7.6 ppg) will get the start if he cannot go.
LeMarcus Aldridge (23.3 ppg 8.8 rpg) and Marcus Camby (8.2 rpg) have to team up to try to contain Kings’ 6’11″ F DeMarcus Cousins(14.4 ppg 10.6 rpg) and he has 11 double-doubles this season. Hitting the boards will be key for the low scoring Kings, as they are legit on the boards ranking 5th in the league in rebounds per game.
Aldridge and Wesley Mathews (13.3 ppg) will have to take up the scoring slack if Wallace cannot go tonight.
Kings vs Blazers Free Prediction
This season the Kings are 6-11 ATS with an O/U record of 6-11 and the Blazers are 8-7-1 ATS with an O/U record of 7-9.
In some betting trends for this Western Conference match up the Kings are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- They have an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
- The Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- The Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games facing the Kings.
Pick: The Blazers seem to be a different team at home and while I think they will win the Kings will not be blown out, as they will cover the big 12.5-point spread.