Portland Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (-6)
Golden 1 Center is the venue where and the Sacramento Kings (5-6) will play the Portland Blazers (6-4) on Wednesday. Sacramento opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 235.5.
The Portland Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Toronto Raptors and took home the win by a score of 112-111 in their last game. Portland wrapped up the game with a 45.8% FG percentage (38 out of 83) and knocked down 14 out of their 42 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Blazers made 22 of their 25 tries for a rate of 88.0%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 18 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 9 steals and 5 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Portland allowed 45.5% from the field on 40 out of 88 shooting. Toronto recorded 27 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Raptors grabbed 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Toronto finished shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by burying 12 of 12 tries. They also made 19 of 47 attempts from beyond the arc.
CJ McCollum is one player who was a factor for this game. He ended up with 30 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 38:59 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. McCollum finished the contest at 52.6% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Blazers was Damian Lillard. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also accounted for 5 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 8-of-16 (23 points). Overall, Lillard played 40:04 minutes.
Portland comes into this matchup with a mark of 6-4 this year. They currently have an average of 117.3 points per game (4th in the league) on 44.6% from the floor. The Blazers are shooting 38.1% on shots from 3-point land (161 of 423) and 80.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Portland is pulling in 44.4 boards per contest and has racked up 222 dimes on the season, which is 24th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.5 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Blazers are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 fouls. The Blazers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.2% (144 of 209) and they surrender 47.5 boards per game as a squad. They are 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 242 conceded this season. They give up 35.7% from 3-point land while they are 25th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (115.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings took home the win by a final score of 127-122 against the Indiana Pacers. The Kings snagged 37 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this matchup. They rejected 9 tries while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Pacers had 21 personal fouls for the game which took the Kings to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to bury 18 of them for a rate of 78.3%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Sacramento made 15 of 32 attempts (46.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Kings ended up shooting 47 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.0%. The Kings allowed the Pacers to bury 47 of 97 tries from the floor which had them shooting 48.5% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from distance via 13 out of 39 and finished the game at 15 out of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Sacramento allowed Indiana to grab 37 in total (10 offensive).
Harrison Barnes was important for the Kings in this contest. He made 10 out of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 71.4%, which got him 30 points. Barnes pulled down 8 boards in his 37:31 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Sacramento was De'Aaron Fox. He ended up with 21 points in his 38:26 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 19 shooting for this game. Fox ended up shooting 36.8% from the floor in addition to totaling 9 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 5-6 this season. Sacramento has accounted for 1,251 points on the season (113.7 per game) and they collect 44.2 rebounds per contest. The Kings are responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 72.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Kings are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which ranks them 14th in the league. They are assisting teammates 24.6 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Kings are ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 121.1. They have forced 13.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.5% from the field (30th in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 37.8% from downtown (157 of 415) and their opposition knocks down 81.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 27.7 dimes and 44.0 rebounds every game, which is 29th and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (-6)
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