Check out our free Kings vs Trail Blazers pick and preview for this NBA game in Portland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Kings vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers
- Where: Portland at Moda Center
- Date: Wednesday, March 29th
- Betting Odds POR +13, SAC -811 | POR +544 O/U OFF
So far, the Kings have put together an overall record of 45-30, while going 40-34-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Kings were favored to win vs the Timberwolves. However, their 119-115 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Sacramento let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 32-43, while going 36-39-0 vs the spread. Against the Kings, the Trail Blazers are looking to break out of a 3 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -22.67 points per contest.
Not only did the Trail Blazers drop their last game to the Pelicans. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 124-90 as 12 point underdogs. Portland struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 23 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Keon Johnson, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 46.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Trail Blazers picked up the win 115-108 win over the Kings. Heading into the game, Portland was the 3.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Kings averaged 112.33 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. On the other side, Portland saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Kings, as they averaged 115.0 points per game in these matchups. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. A combined average of 230 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Kings offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 121.0 points per contest. The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. One area that the Sacramento offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 3rd ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).
Point-Guard De’Aaron Fox currently leads the Kings at 25.3 points per game. For the season, he is 20th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Fox is averaging 4.2 boards and 6.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 9th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Domantas Sabonis enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 73 games, he is averaging 19.2 and is 21st in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 75 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 113.8 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.7 per contest. Although the Trail Blazers have a current effective field goal percentage of 55.3%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.
On defense, the Trail Blazers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 27th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Personel figures to be a big issue for the Trail Blazers in today’s game, as both Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Lillard leads the team in scoring at 32.2 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. Not having Simons is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 21.1 points per game for Portland.
Kings vs Trail Blazers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Kings -13.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF