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(29-25) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings (17-36)
Date: Friday February 9
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -6
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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Full disclosure, this piece is being written in advance of the NBA trade deadline so if any players have moves on from either of these teams please consider that in addition to the analysis below.
Both could be active in terms of positioning for the playoffs and the future.
Two teams having their expected but different seasons.
Portland looks playoff bound while Sacramento will once again be in the lottery.
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I have been surprised to read that CJ McCollum might be on the block. There is a belief that perhaps this team has gone as far as it can as it is currently constituted and that the piece to move could be McCollum, breaking up a very productive backcourt.
I am not sure that I would agree with the change of direction but I suppose he is an asset that could deliver some returns. He is having another good season and his numbers are in range with career norms, since his explosion three years ago.
Damian Lillard’s numbers are about the same too, though his scoring and shooting are down slightly.
I like Lillard a lot but I wonder if his efficiency might drop even further if he had to start taking more shots.
Jusuf Nurkic provides bulk and scoring in the post but he is not an outside threat. Though I do think his contributions have a place perhaps he is a piece that might better reorient the team for more success.
Beyond those three there are no players that standout, just a bunch of useful pieces. No wonder this is a team that certainly not great and certainly not bad either.
They are in the gooey middle.
The Kings might not be affected by any trade deadline moves because I am not sure they have any players anybody else would want.
Maybe Zach Randolph might be interesting to a team that things it needs some more scoring but despite his effectiveness overall his style of play is old school – though very playoffs I suppose.
Top pick, point guard De’Aaron Fox has been exactly has expected. He is super quick and able to get by a lot of opponents but he can’t shoot and that limits his effectiveness.
The question is whether he develops his inner Rajon Rondo and finds a way to be an effective contributor in the league. He is probable for this contest.
Sacramento is list in scoring despite the second best 3 point percentage in the league.
That is an interesting couple of data points in the modern NBA whether it means they should take more deep shots remains to be seen but what they are doing now is clearly not working in terms of wins and losses.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in Trail Blazers last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Under is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 road games.
- Under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Kings are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction:
In addition to the trade deadline scheduling could also be a factor here. Portland plays at home the night before against Charlotte.
On back to backs their numbers are just OK but they did win and cover in their only home to away back to back this season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Kings ATS
If Portland wins with ease and is intact I think we can back them in what is likely to be a small favourite role.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 101 – Kings 96
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