Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (20-14) vs Sacramento Kings (14-21)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Sacramento Kings need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 22.8 points and 3.2 rebounds while Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.6 points and 3.5 assists. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.6 points and 8.1 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 46-22 in Kings last 68 overall. The over is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 home games. The Kings are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, but it's the Trail Blazers that's playing the much better basketball. The Sacramento Kings have not only lost 10 of their last 12 games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 7.8 points while allowing 51.3 percent shooting from the field. The Kings are 14-20 against the spread on the season. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Trail Blazers. I want nothing to do with the Kings right now.