Trail Blazers at Kings Prediction - NBA Picks 2/23/23
Sacramento Kings (32-25) vs Portland Trail Blazers (28-30)
Game Info: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings -5.5 -- Over/Under: 239.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Thursday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 31.4 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings Betting Preview
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 119.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 49.3 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 24.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.8 points and 12.3 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
Trail Blazers vs Kings Trends
The Trail Blazers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Kings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Kings last 6 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
It's tough to take the Portland Trail Blazers seriously against playoff caliber teams as they're still down Grant and Simons, putting too much pressure on Lillard to do everything. The Sacramento Kings consistently win the games they're supposed to win, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.4 points. Injuries are key here. Give me the Kings at home and the somewhat reasonable number.
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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -5.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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