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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings
November 8, 2023
The Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) make the short trip to California to face the Sacramento Kings (2-4) on Wednesday Night. The Kings are favored by -8.5 (-110).
Date: November 8, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
Coverage: NBA League Pass
Portland Trail Blazers Preview
The Trail Blazers are coming off of a 112-100 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. Thanks to their performance, the Grizzlies were able to land their first win of the season after six attempts previously. After having a solid lead, they fell short in the fourth quarter with a 30-14 showing.
Their issues on the court have put them at 12
in the Western Conference and fourth in the Northwest Division. They also have several players that are either a game time decision or out completely, such as Ish Wainwright (GTD), Scoot Henderson (GTD), and Robert Williams III (Out).
They are the worst team in the league when it comes to points per game at 104.3. They are also the worst team when it comes to their efficiency on offense, with a rating of 104.1. This has to change soon and it is no surprise that the Grizzlies were able to beat them.
Their defense appears to be working in their favor, as they allow 109.7 points per game (10
) and are efficient on defense with a rating of 109.5 (ninth). However, their pace of the game ranks 25
and a rating of 98.7, which shows they also have issues producing offense.
Sacramento Kings Betting Preview
The Kings have lost their last three games heading into this matchup. They lost two consecutive to the Houston Rockets, with the most recent one being a 122-97 blowout that happened to be worse than their first meeting two days prior.
They rank fifth in the Pacific Division and 13
in the West. They have two key players that are expected to be a game time decision. These include Trey Liles (7.6 PPG) and De’Aaron Fox (31.3 PPG), which could greatly impact the game if they do not play.
They average 110.5 points per game and allow 115.7. Without Fox, their offense will likely be an issue for the majority of this game.
Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie has the latest odds for this game, which shows that the Sacramento Kings are solid favorites to win. Looking at market insights, the Kings have a 70.7 percent chance of winning.
Portland Trail Blazers: +8.5 (-110)
Sacramento Kings: -8.5 (-110)
The Blazers have the worst offense and just had another loss. Look for the Kings to do some damage and take the win.
Spooky Express Pick: Sacramento Kings -8.5 (-110)
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