Kings vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Kings vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

NBA Predictions

Sacramento is a double-digit favorite against Portland when De’Aaron Fox’s Kings (46-30) and Damian Lillard’s Trail Blazers (32-44) meet on March 31, 2023. The line has the Kings favored by 14 points. A 231-point total has been set for the game.

Kings vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Kings odds to win: -1095
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +708
  • Spread: Kings (-14)
  • Total: 231

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW and NBCS-CA

Who Will Win Kings vs. Trail Blazers?

Kings and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 14-point favorites this season, the Kings are 1-0 against the spread.

The Trail Blazers are 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 14 points or greater this year.

The two teams average a combined 3.4 more points per game, 234.4, than this game’s total of 231 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 more points per game, 234.4, than this matchup’s total of 231 points.

The average total the Kings have had set in games this season is eight more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Portland this season is 1.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Sacramento has gone 42-33-1 ATS this season.

The Trail Blazers are 34-41-1 against the spread this season.

Kings Stats & Insights

The Kings are outscoring opponents by three points per game with a +223 scoring differential overall. They put up 121 points per game (first in the NBA) and allow 118 per contest (26th in the league).

The Kings record 42.4 rebounds per game (22nd in the league) compared to the 42.1 of their opponents.

Sacramento hits 13.8 three-pointers per game (fifth-most in the league) at a 37.2% rate (eighth-best in the NBA), compared to the 12.4 per game its opponents make at a 37% rate.

The Kings rank first in the league by averaging 117.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 23rd in the NBA, allowing 114.1 points per 100 possessions.

So far in 2022-23, the Kings’ offense has been significantly better at home, where they score 123.8 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 118 per game. Defensively, they have been worse in home games, where they allow 119.6 points per game, versus on the road, where they let opponents to average 116.4 per game.

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers have been outscored by three points per game (posting 113.4 points per game, 19th in league, while allowing 116.4 per contest, 19th in NBA) and have a -228 scoring differential.

Portland ranks 27th in the NBA at 40.8 rebounds per game. That’s two fewer than the 42.8 its opponents average.

The Trail Blazers connect on 12.9 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.3. They shoot 36.5% from deep, and their opponents shoot 37.5%.

The Trail Blazers score 112.4 points per 100 possessions (13th in league), while giving up 115.4 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

Portland averages 116 points per game at home, and 110.6 away.

Kings Key Players to Watch

The Kings get 19.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists from Domantas Sabonis.

Fox averages 25.2 points per game to go with 4.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists.

Kevin Huerter leads active Kings in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Fox averages 1.2 steals per game, while Keegan Murray has 0.5 blocks per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Lillard’s performance this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 32.2 points per game and 7.3 assists per game to go with 4.8 rebounds per contest.

This season, Drew Eubanks has a statline of 6.2 points, 1.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Lillard makes 4.2 treys per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Matisse Thybulle’s 1.1 steals and Eubanks’ 1.2 blocks per game.

Kings vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 14)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (231)

  • Prediction:
    Kings 120 – Trail Blazers 115

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