The retooled Portland Trail Blazers will try to get off to a quick start in 2021 against the Sacramento Kings at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Moda Center. Portland is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Trail Blazers vs. Kings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 234.5 (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on SportsLine's NBA picks page). Before you make any Kings vs. Trail Blazers picks and predictions, you'll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.
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Portland made significant changes following another early playoff exit last season, and moved on from head coach Terry Stotts. Chauncey Billups is now running the show, in what looks like a do-or-die season with superstar Damian Lillard. Much of the offseason conversation about the team centered around Lillard's disappointment in the team's inability to advance beyond the conference finals. In response, Portland re-signed Norm Powell in the offseason, but let valuable pieces like Carmelo Anthony and Enes Kanter leave for new teams.
Sacramento enters this season with the eighth-longest odds to win a championship, at 250-1 on Caesars Sportsbook. The Kings didn't change much in the offseason outside of replacing center Hasaan Whiteside with Alex Len, who came over from the Wizards. First round draft pick and ninth overall selection Davion Mitchell was a bit underwhelming during Summer League play, but will start the season backing up De'Aaron Fox, who led the team in scoring with 25.2 points per game last season.
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