Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) at Sacramento Kings (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for their first win of the season after losing their opener to the Denver Nuggets. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 42 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32 points and eight assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 16 points and 19 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and CJ McCollum is grabbing three rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 91.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 56.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last nine road games.
The Sacramento Kings also look for their first victory after getting beat up by the Phoenix Suns. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 95 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 124 points on 50 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 28 points and two assists while Marvin Bagley III is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Cory Joseph is dishing four assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last eight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 29-14-1 in Kings last 44 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Trail Blazers last 8 Friday games.
The Sacramento Kings are a young squad moving in the right direction and pushed for a playoff seed last year, but that doesn't excuse the fact they just got torched by the Suns, a non-playoff team that doesn't have a whole lot of talent at the moment. One game, sure, but it's a clear reminder the Kings are still very young and are prone to stretches of stinky basketball. The Portland Trail Blazers will be eager to get a bad taste out of their mouth after losing to the Nuggets thanks to horrible perimeter defense, and McCollum likely won't have two poor performances in a row. The Trail Blazers also haven't started a season 0-2 since 2007-08. I'll gladly take the better team and the free bucket.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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