Portland Blazers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Portland Blazers head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 6 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 29-25. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 17-36. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per contest and giving up 106.5, which is a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 25-26-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 22-32-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-28-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 28-25-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/05/18 G Evan Turner Calf is "?" Thursday vs Charlotte
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
02/05/18 PG De'Aaron Fox Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs Portland
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 91%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.8 points per contest in 36 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
De'Aaron Fox has scored 11 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 12.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 23.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 104.5 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.93 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 103.6 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 20.2 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 98.4 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.13. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Kings give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 21st. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +6
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