Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings (6-12) will compete against the Portland Trail Blazers (9-8) on Wednesday.
The Trail Blazers faced off with the 76ers and went home with a win by a final score of 118-111 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up walking away with 21 while the 76ers had 11 fouls. They also made 10 of their 28 tries from 3-point range. Philadelphia went 90.5% from the free throw line by making 19 of 21 tries. On top of that, Philadelphia pulled down 29 rebounds (3 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Philadelphia distributed 32 assists and had 24 steals in this matchup. When discussing defense, Portland allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 41 out of 81 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists for the contest while creating 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 38 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Trail Blazers knocked down 23 of 23 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. Portland finished the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (40 out of 80) and knocked down 15 of 34 three-point shots.
Damian Lillard is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. Lillard finished shooting 47.6% from the field and also recorded 7 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes but didn't pull down any rebounds. He left the arena with 39 points on 10 of 21 shooting.
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Portland will play this game with a mark of 9-8 on the season. They are averaging 109.9 points per game (7th in the NBA) while shooting 45.8% from the field. The Trail Blazers are hitting 35.7% on three-point attempts (236 of 661) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland is grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 401 dimes this year, which ranks 17th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They are 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 440 relinquished so far this season. The Trail Blazers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.7% (695 of 1,488) and they concede 42.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 38.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game allowed (109.2).
The last time they took the court, the Kings took a loss by a score of 102-94 when they played the 76ers. The Kings recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this contest. They coughed it up 13 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The 76ers committed 7 fouls for the game which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to convert 21 of them for a percentage of 72.4%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Sacramento buried 7 out of their 31 attempts (22.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 33 for 79 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Kings allowed the 76ers to convert 36 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% for the matchup. They finished 28.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 32 and finished the game at 21 of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Sacramento allowed Philadelphia to grab 34 in all (11 offensive).
Richaun Holmes was important for the Kings in this matchup. He knocked down 8 of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 8 rebounds. Holmes totaled 18 points in his 28 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this contest.
Sacramento has a mark of 6-12 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which is 16th in basketball. Sacramento has accounted for 1,948 points on the campaign (108.2 per contest) and they pull down 44.6 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.1 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The Kings have committed 19.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.7% from the charity stripe.
The Kings are ranked 25th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 110.6. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (19th in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 33.9% on 3-point attempts (212 of 626) and their opposition knocks down 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 21.7 dimes and 46.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 8th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland
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