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Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers 10/9/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings
October 9, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sacramento Kings -1 / Portland Trail Blazers +1
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings meet Sunday in preseason NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 9 of their last 10 preseason games. The Sacramento Kings have won 5 straight preseason games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 97 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 16 points and 3 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkić is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 105 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 31.2 percent shooting. Keegan Murray is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds. Richaun Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 23.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 23.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.

The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-24 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Kings are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-0 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Portland Trail Blazers haven’t looked good through 2 preseason games against NBA competition, and the offense has had issues finding consistent success. As Ive said before, the Sacramento Kings are terrific in games that don’t count. The Kings have won multiple summer league tournaments lately, and they’ve won 5 straight preseason games. Hard to bet against the Kings in games that don’t mean anything. Give me the Kings at home with this toss up line.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Sacramento Kings -1

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