Portland Blazers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 10/9/2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, October 9, 2017.
The Blazers come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 41-41. They were 3rd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.6 as they averaged 107.9 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Kings had an overall mark of 32-50 last year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 102.8 points per contest and gave up 106.7, which was a point differential of -3.9.
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Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 40-42-0 against the spread last season
The Portland Blazers were 45-37-0 against the over/under last year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 35-47-0 against the over/under last year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/6/2017 Vince Carter G Rest Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Harry Giles F Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 2
10/6/2017 George Hill G Rest Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Kosta Koufos C Rest Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Zach Randolph F Rest Questionable for start of season
10/6/2017 Garrett Temple G Rest Questionable for start of season
Damian Lillard comes into this contest after averaging 27 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.9 rebounds per game and dished out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage finished at 90%. C.J. McCollum averaged 23 points per game in 35 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 91%.
Buddy Hield averaged 10.6 points per game while playing 23 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was at 84%. Zach Randolph averaged 14.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averaged 107.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.52 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 7th in the league. They averaged 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 14th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 17th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allowed 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 25th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44 rebounds a game which ranked 18th and they gave up 20.6 assists per contest, which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento was 24th in the league with 102.8 points per game last year. They were 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was -3.88. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 5th in the NBA. They were 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Kings were 10th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Kings surrendered 106.7 points per contest, which ranked them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 24th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game last season.
Portland was 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 20th in the NBA. The Blazers were 11th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 110.3 was ranked 7th. They were 14th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 11th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
The Kings were 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 111.3 was ranked 6th last season. In terms of pace they were 23rd in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 14th. As a team they were 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Sacramento was 4th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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