Portland Blazers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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The Portland Blazers head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
The Blazers have a record of 20-16. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 19-16 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.3 points per game and surrender 116.7, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 17-19-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 17-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-14-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 24-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard averages 27.1 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 20.8 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.9 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Portland averages 110.8 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 48.0 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings give up 116.7 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Sacramento is 5th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 25.5. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Blazers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Portland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Sacramento is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 21st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento
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