Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+2)
Golden 1 Center is the location where the Sacramento Kings will try to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Portland is 2-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 226.5.
The Trail Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and ended up losing by a score of 111-80 in their last contest of last year. In regard to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers left the arena with 27 and the Jazz accounted for 16 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 36 attempts from three-point range. Utah finished the contest at 73.7% from the charity stripe by making 28 of their 38 attempts. Moreover, Utah grabbed 60 boards (15 offensive, 45 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Utah recorded 23 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Regarding defense, Portland allowed 45.1% from the floor on 37 out of 82 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists for this game in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers knocked down 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Portland wrapped up the game having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (31 out of 83) and made 9 of their 34 3-point shots.
CJ Elleby is one player who had an impact for the contest. Elleby finished 83.3% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He totaled 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Portland steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a record of 27-55 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a squad committed 21.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Portland pulled down 42.9 rebounds per contest and accounted for 1,880 dimes throughout last year, which ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Trail Blazers shot 34.6% from downtown (1,043 of 3,017) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They averaged 106.2 pts per game (27th in the league) while hitting 44.2% from the field.
On defense, the Trail Blazers forced their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and they drew 19.4 fouls. They were ranked 30th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,184 relinquished last season. The Trail Blazers defense allowed an opponent FG percentage of 47.9% (3,373 of 7,045) and they relinquished 44.7 boards per game as a squad. They gave up 37.1% on shots from downtown and they were ranked 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed (115.1).
In their last game of last season, the Kings took home the win by a final score of 116-109 when they played the Suns. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Sacramento permitted Phoenix to get 50 overall (18 on the offensive side). They finished 29.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 out of 47 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). The Kings allowed the Suns to bury 42 of their 103 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.8% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 76 from the floor which had them shooting 52.6%. When discussing 3-pointers, Sacramento converted 14 out of their 26 tries (53.8%). They were able to bury 22 of them for a percentage of 73.3%. The Suns earned 25 personal fouls for the contest which got the Kings to the free throw line for 30 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Kings collected 38 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Donte DiVincenzo was important for the Kings in the matchup. He made 5 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 45.5%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. DiVincenzo had 19 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in the game.
Sacramento had a record of 30-52 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings shot 46.0% from the field, which was ranked 20th in the NBA. Sacramento tallied 9,045 points last season (110.3 per game) and they pulled in 42.9 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists was at 23.7 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they gave up possession 14.1 times per contest. The Kings committed 18.9 fouls per contest and they hit 76.8% from the charity stripe.
The Kings defensively were ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 115.8. They were able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 47.9% from the field (28th in the league). The Sacramento defense gave up 37.2% on three-point shots (1,065 of 2,864) and opponents made 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 25.3 dimes and 45.8 boards per game, which had them ranked 21st and 22nd in basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+2)
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