Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (30-25) at Sacramento Kings (17-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +6 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSAC
The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.1 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Sacramento Kings look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 98.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and De'Aaron Fox is dishing 4.2 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Kings are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the home team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back that included overtime, so we could see some tired legs here. But the Portland Trail Blazers have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Kings, and most of those games weren't close. The Kings are also being outscored by 6.1 points at home this season and are allowing 49 percent shooting in their last five games. The Trail Blazers need to keep winning games to keep pace in the West, and the more than winnable games are spots they need to take advantage of. I'll eat the chalk here.