Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 10/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+5.5)
The Sacramento Kings (31-41 last season) are on their way to Moda Center on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Portland Trail Blazers (42-30 last year). Sacramento opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 231.5.
The Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-99 in their last game. Sacramento walked away from the game with a 46.7% FG percentage (42 out of 90) and converted 9 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Kings converted 6 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 dimes in this matchup while creating 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In relation to defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 47.7% from the floor on 41 out of 86 shooting. Utah distributed 28 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. In addition, Utah collected 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Utah walked away from this one shooting 84.0% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 25 attempts. They made 18 out of their 39 attempts from distance.
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Buddy Hield is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He played for 30 minutes and also totaled 7 rebounds. Hield finished 41.7% from the floor and also earned 9 dimes.
Sacramento enters this matchup after finishing with a mark of 31-41 last year. The Kings connected on 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (874 of 2,400) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They averaged 113.7 points per contest (11th in the league) while hitting 48.1% from the floor. They lost possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a team committed 19.4 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Sacramento pulled down 41.4 boards per game and accounted for 1,836 dimes last year, which was 12th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Kings were able to force their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.7 fouls. They were 18th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,823 relinquished last year. The Kings gave up an opponent FG percentage of 48.8% (3,139 of 6,438) and they surrendered 45.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They gave up 38.0% on 3-pointers while they were 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.4).
The last time they took the court, the Trail Blazers took a loss by a final score of 126-115 when they faced the Nuggets. The Trail Blazers corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Nuggets had 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Portland converted 15 of 36 attempts (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Trail Blazers shot 40 out of 79 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Trail Blazers permitted the Nuggets to make 44 of their 86 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% in this contest. They finished 44.1% from 3-point land by going 15 out of 34 and finished the contest at 23 of 27 from the free throw line (85.2%). In relation to rebounding, Portland allowed Denver to grab 39 in total (10 offensive).
Damian Lillard ended up being a major contributor for the Trail Blazers for this game. He converted 8 of 20 for this game for a rate of 40.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Lillard racked up 28 points in his 43 minutes on the court and had 13 assists for the matchup.
Portland had a win-loss record of 42-30 last year. The Trail Blazers were responsible for committing 18.9 fouls per contest and they shot 82.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 21.3 times per contest (30th in the league) and they turned it over 11.1 times per game. Portland totaled 8,360 points last season (116.1 per game) and they averaged 44.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Trail Blazers connected on 45.3% from the field, which ranked 23rd in basketball. The Trail Blazers were ranked 23rd in the league in PPG surrendered with 114.3. The Portland defense allowed 37.2% on 3-pointers (928 of 2,494) and their opposition made 78.7% of their foul shots. They forced 12.4 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (25th in the NBA). They surrendered 24.9 assists and 45.4 rebounds per game, ranking them 16th and 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+5.5)
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