Portland Blazers vs Sacramento Kings NBA Tips 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 53-29. They were 2nd in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 4.2 as they averaged 114.7 points per contest while giving up 110.5 per game. The Kings had an overall mark of 39-43 last year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 114.2 points per contest and gave up 115.3, which was a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers were 52-44-2 against the spread last season
The Portland Blazers were 51-45-2 against the over/under last year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 45-35-2 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 41-41-0 against the over/under last year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/19/2019 Pau Gasol PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Oct 25
10/18/2019 Nassir Little SF Ankle Game Time Decision
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/19/2019 Tyler Lydon PF Hip Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Back Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Harry Giles PF Knee Game Time Decision
Damian Lillard comes into this contest after averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.6 rebounds per game and dished out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage finished at 91%. CJ McCollum averaged 21.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 83%.
Buddy Hield averaged 20.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game and had 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 89%. Marvin Bagley averaged 14.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage was 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averaged 114.7 points per contest last season, which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 4.2 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 9th in the league. They averaged 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per game, which ranked them 3rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 20th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allowed 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.8 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 23.2 assists per contest, which put them in 3rd place in the league. They forced 12.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento was 9th in the league with 114.2 points per game last year. They were 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was -1.1. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 4th in the NBA. They were 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Kings were 24th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Kings surrendered 115.3 points per contest, which ranked them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 12th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game last season.
The Blazers were 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 was ranked 16th. They were 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 13th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Portland was 20th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 19th in the NBA.
Sacramento was 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 9th in the league. The Kings were 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 111.5 was ranked 21st. In terms of pace they were 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 16th. As a team they were 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -1
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