Free NBA Hoops Pick: Trail Blazers vs Kings Lines
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(41-37) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings (31-46)
Date: Tuesday April 5
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, Calif.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Sacramento +2.5
NBA Betting Total: 221
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings have opposite goals as the 2015-16 NBA season comes to and end.
Portland, a surprise playoff team, is fighting for postseason positioning with the fifth seed a legitimate possibility.
Sacramento, on the other hand, has draft positioning in mind, meaning every loss is a win in the books of Kings fans everywhere.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers, led by All-Star snub Damian Lillard, have shocked the NBA.
After losing fourth-fifths of their starting lineup — a starting lineup that had been one of the best the past two seasons — Rip City isn’t just a virtual lock for the postseason, but it’s competing for the fifth spot and is all but guaranteed to drop no lower than sixth.
Why is that so important?
It means the Blazers avoid both the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in the first round — two teams that have played historically well this season.
In order for Portland to maintain its positioning, it has to win the gimmes. Needless to say, a contest against the most dysfunctional team in the NBA is a gimme.
The last time these two squads faced off, Sacramento rested virtually anyone of importance and lost 105-93.
The Kings aren’t trying to win games at this point, as they’ve been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. That’s good news for the Blazers who are trying to gather wins.
Whether or not Sacramento can stay competitive in this one comes down to how many players in the key core end up playing.
If DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay end up participating, the Kings have a chance of pushing the Blazers to the end of this one.
If they don’t this one should be an unrecoverable blowout by halftime.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall.
- Over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games.
- Over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
With Portland doing everything it can to get to that fifth seed, this one should provide enough motivation to get a solid win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland ATS
Both teams will get what they want out of this one. Sacramento will be a loss closer to another ping pong ball; Portland will be one step closer to the fifth seed.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 107 – Sacramento 97
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