Sacramento Kings at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 12 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 3-11. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -13.5 as they are averaging 93.6 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 8-6. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 4-9-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 5-8-1 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/17/17 G Vince Carter Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Portland
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.1 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard averages 24.5 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Sacramento averages 93.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -13.57 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 98.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.9 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 40.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season. Portland is 17th in the league with 104.6 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.71. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Blazers are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 3rd. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Sacramento is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Portland is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 28th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -12
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