Sacramento Kings at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 12 point favorites.
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The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 18-41. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.9 as they are averaging 99.0 points per contest while giving up 106.9 per game. The Blazers have an overall record of 34-26. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-30-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-26-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 29-28-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 25-35-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 12.7 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 99 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 18th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.37. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19. The Blazers are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Blazers surrender 103.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Sacramento is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Portland is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 24th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. 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 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -12
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