Kings vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 31, 2023

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A matchup featuring a sputtering NBA squad will see the Portland Trail Blazers (32-44) play the Sacramento Kings (46-30) at Moda Center on March 31, 2023. The Trail Blazers have lost four in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 14-point underdogs. The over/under for the matchup is set at 231.

How to bet Kings vs. Trail Blazers

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with sportsbooks listing the Kings as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Kings have -1087 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +700 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 231 points.

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Kings vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Kings vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Kings’ 76 games this year, they have 42 wins against the spread. Sacramento has been victorious in 34, or 69.4%, of the 49 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Kings games this year have hit the over on 38 of 76 set point totals.

In the Trail Blazers’ 76 games this year, they have 34 wins against the spread. Portland has a 13-30 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 30.2% of those games). The Trail Blazers have hit the over 48.7% of the time this season (37 of 76 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Kings

Kings Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
De’Aaron Fox 68 25.2 4.1 6.1 1.2 0.3 1.7
Domantas Sabonis 74 19.1 12.4 7.2 0.8 0.5 0.4
Kevin Huerter 70 15.4 3.4 3 1.1 0.3 2.8
Harrison Barnes 76 15 4.6 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.6
Malik Monk 73 13.5 2.7 3.9 0.6 0.3 1.8

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Cameron Reddish 40 9.7 2.2 1.4 1 0.4 1.1
Shaedon Sharpe 75 8.9 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.3 1.2
Trendon Watford 57 6.8 3.8 2 0.5 0.2 0.4
Nassir Little 53 6.6 2.6 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.1
Drew Eubanks 74 6.2 5.2 1.3 0.5 1.2 0
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Kings: KZ Okpala: Out (Knee), Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Finger)

Trail Blazers: Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Damian Lillard: Out (Calf), Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Knee), Ryan Arcidiacono: Doubtful (Back), Anfernee Simons: Out (Foot), Cameron Reddish: Doubtful (Back), Keon Johnson: Out (Finger), Trendon Watford: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

Because of Sacramento’s defensive struggles this year, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 118 points allowed per game, it has been forced to count on its offense, which ranks best in the league scoring 121 points per game. The Kings are putting up 123.8 points per game this year in home games, which is 5.8 more points than they’re averaging away from home (118). The Kings have seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 119.4 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.6 points fewer than the 121 they’ve scored this year.

Sacramento sports a 37.2% three-point percentage this year (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by making 13.8 three-pointers per game (fifth-best). So far this season, the Kings have taken 57.7% two-pointers, accounting for 68.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 42.3% three-pointers (31.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

At 113.4 points scored per game and 116.4 points conceded, Portland is 19th in the league on offense and 19th on defense. At home, the Trail Blazers average 116 points per game. On the road, they average 110.6. Over their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 105.5 points per contest, 7.9 fewer points than their season average (113.4).

Portland makes 12.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.5% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and 11th, respectively, in the league. The Trail Blazers attempt 41.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 58.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.1% of the Trail Blazers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 67.9% are 2-pointers.

Kings vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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