Until the 1st trimester
The Portland Trail Blazers are giving their audience exactly what they hoped to see. there is still a win for either team after a quarter, but they have a 27-21 lead over the Sacramento Kings. No one has stood out from the pack for Portland offensively yet.
The Trail Blazers and Sacramento have both suffered losses in their previous games, but Portland is on the cusp of catching up. Portland is up front, but they can’t be complacent.
Sacramento @ Portland
Current records: Sacramento 16-25; Portland 14-24
What there is to know
The Sacramento Kings are back on the road on Sunday and will play against the Portland Trail Blazers at 9 p.m. ET on January 9 at the Moda Center in the Rose Quarter. If the game looks like the Kings’ 125-121 victory in their previous meeting in November of last year, the scorer will be very busy.
Sacramento failed against the Denver Nuggets last Friday, losing 121-111. A silver lining for Sacramento was the play of point guard De’Aaron Fox, who had 30 points and five assists as well as seven boards. Fox’s night made it three straight games in which he scored at least 30 points.
Meanwhile, Portland lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers at home by a decisive 114-101 margin. Rip City’s top scorers were small forward Norman Powell (19 points) and power forward Robert Covington (17 points).
Barring any buzzer beaters, Sacramento is set to win a close contest. Those who stay with them ATS have guts, to put it politely, as the team have let punters down in their last three games.
The losses put Sacramento at 16-25 and Rip City at 14-24. A few defensive numbers to keep in mind before kick-off: The Kings are third-worst in the league in points against per game, averaging 113.9. Rip City had their own struggles as they allowed their opponents to shoot an average of 47.90% from the ground, which is the highest allowed percentage of shooting in the league. It’s possible that one of those Achilles heels will end up tripping the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
- Or: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter – Portland, Oregon
- TV: NBC Sports California
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 18.75
The Kings are a slight 1.5 point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors were in line with the betting community on this one as the game opened with a 1.5 point spread and stayed there.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Portland have won 16 of their last 23 games against Sacramento.
- November 24, 2021 – Sacramento 125 vs. Portland 121
- October 20, 2021 – Sacramento 124 vs. Portland 121
- March 04, 2021 – Portland 123 vs. Sacramento 119
- January 13, 2021 – Portland 132 v Sacramento 126
- January 09, 2021 – Portland 125 vs. Sacramento 99
- March 07, 2020 – Sacramento 123 vs. Portland 111
- December 04, 2019 – Portland 127 vs. Sacramento 116
- November 12, 2019 – Sacramento 107 vs. Portland 99
- October 25, 2019 – Portland 122 v Sacramento 112
- April 10, 2019 – Portland 136 v Sacramento 131
- January 14, 2019 – Sacramento 115 vs. Portland 107
- January 01, 2019 – Portland 113 v Sacramento 108
- February 27, 2018 – Portland 116 v Sacramento 99
- February 09, 2018 – Portland 118 v Sacramento 100
- November 18, 2017 – Portland 102 v Sacramento 90
- November 17, 2017 – Sacramento 86 vs. Portland 82
- December 28, 2016 – Portland 102 v Sacramento 89
- December 20, 2016 – Sacramento 126 vs. Portland 121
- November 11, 2016 – Portland 122 v Sacramento 120
- April 05, 2016 – Portland 115 v Sacramento 107
- March 28, 2016 – Portland 105 v Sacramento 93
- January 26, 2016 – Portland 112 v Sacramento 97
- December 27, 2015 – Portland 98 v Sacramento 94
Portland injury report
- Larry Nance Jr .: Out (knee)
- CJ McCollum: outside (chest)
- Norman Powell: Released (Covid-19)
- Damian Lillard: Out (Abdomen)
Sacramento injury report
- Maurice Harkless: Game time decision (ankle)
- De’Aaron Fox: Decision during the match (shoulder)
- Richaun Holmes: absent (Covid-19)
- Damian Jones: absent (Covid-19)