The Sacramento Kings will visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, March 29th, in the third of four meetings between the two teams this season. The teams are 1-1 after the previous two meetings.
The 45-30 Kings are in third place in the Western Conference. Sacramento currently leads the league in both points per game and offensive rating. They have struggled on the less flashy side of the ball, however, as they are 26th in both opponent points per game and defensive rating.
The 32-43 Trail Blazers are 13th in the Western Conference and have seemingly begun to tank. Portland is currently 17th in points per game and tenth in offensive rating. They have struggled defensively, ranking 19th in opponent points per game and 27th in defensive rating.
The Kings are 22-14 on the road, while the Trail Blazers are 17-21 at home.
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Match Details
Fixture: Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29th, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report
The Sacramento Kings will be at full strength as they have a clean injury report.
The Portland Trail Blazers will be without superstar point guard Damian Lillard, who is sidelined with right calf tightness. They will also be without starting shooting guard Anfernee Simons, starting forward Jerami Grant, and starting center Jusuf Nurkic, who are out with right foot soreness, left quad contusion, and right knee soreness, respectively. Forward Justise Winslow is also out with a left ankle sprain, while forwards Cam Reddish and Trendon Watford are doubtful with back soreness and a right ankle sprain, respectively.
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Calf|
|Anfernee Simons||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Foot|
|Jerami Grant||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Quad|
|Jusuf Nurkic||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Knee|
|Justise Winslow||Portland Trail Blazers||Out||Ankle|
|Cam Reddish||Portland Trail Blazers||Doubtful||Back|
|Trendon Watford||Portland Trail Blazers||Doubtful||Ankle|
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds and Spread
|Portland Trail Blazers||+14|
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Starting 5s
Kings – PG De’Aaron Fox, SG Kevin Huerter, SF Keegan Murray, PF Harrison Barnes, C Domantas Sabonis
Blazers – PG Ryan Arcidiacono, SG Shaedon Sharpe, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Nassir Little, C Drew Eubanks
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost nine of their last ten games and announced that superstar point guard Damian Lillard will be shut down for the season. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings will have an opportunity to clinch a postseason berth for the first time since 2005-2006. Look for the Kings to get the job done in convincing fashion as they win by at least 15 points.