Portland at Sacramento Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/14/2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 26-17. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 22-21 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 114.7 points per game and surrender 115.6, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 19-24-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 24-18-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-15-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/12/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is downgraded to out Sunday vs Denver
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. CJ McCollum averages 21.1 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 6th in the league with 114.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Kings are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Kings surrender 115.6 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 13th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
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 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 20th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +1
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