Kings vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/31/23

Portland Trail Blazers (32-44) vs Sacramento Kings (46-30)

Game Info: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +14.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 121.1 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 25.3 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

The Kings are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Kings last 15 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 home games. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings have the ability to blow the doors off here, and the Portland Trail Blazers have been a mess all week, which includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 19.2 points. The Kings also just beat the Trail Blazers by 40 points on Wednesday. This is a lot of free buckets, and it's just the fifth time this season the Kings are double-digit favorites. Still, backing the Trail Blazers with any confidence is a no-go at this stage in the season. Give me the Kings in another beat down.

Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings -14.5

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