Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings - 3/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (27-35) at Portland Trail Blazers (28-36)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 108.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.4 points and 6.7 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Kings are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings in Portland and 33-15 in the last 48 meetings.
Right when you're ready to believe in the Portland Trail Blazers with Lillard back, they lose last night to the Phoenix Suns. The Trail Blazers should be favored here at home, but they're only 12-16-2 against the spread at home and playing on the end of a back to back doesn't make me feel better. The Sacramento Kings are rested, playing their best ball of the year and are 20-12 against the spread on the road. I wouldn't be shocked however this game goes, but I find some value with the points and the Kings.