Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings 3/29/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings 3/29/23
Wed 29th March 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (32-43, 17-21 Home) will try to slow down the NBA’s top scoring team when they play host to the Sacramento Kings (45-30, 22-14 Away) on Wednesday. Sacramento lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-115 at Golden 1 Center on Monday.

De’Aaron Fox led the way in the losing effort with 29 points and six assists. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. Portland dropped their third in a row in blowout fashion on Monday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 124-90.

Keon Johnson had 20 points and six assists in the losing effort, carrying the team. The Trail Blazers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Sacramento and Portland have split their two matchups this season.

The Kings won the last meeting, beating the Trail Blazers 133-116 at Golden 1 Center on February 23. Fox led the Kings with 31 points, while Domantas Sabonis had a triple double with 18 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Nassir Little had 26 points in the losing effort. The Kings have been led this season by Fox, who is averaging 25.3 points per game. Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 12.5 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.2 assists per game.

Damian Lillard’s 32.2 points per game have powered the Blazers on offense. He has the third-highest scoring average in the league. Lillard also has tallied 7.3 assists per game, 10th-most in the NBA. Drew Eubanks has averaged 5.1 rebounds per game.

With 121.0 points per game, the Kings are the most explosive offense in the league. The Kings have struggled in recent visits to Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, losing eight of the last 10. Portland is looking to avoid an eighth consecutive defeat at home this season.

Sacramento is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.3 (120.2-119.9). Portland has a 1-9 record over the last 10, allowing 120.9 points per game on average while scoring only 106.8 (-14.1 margin). The Trail Blazers are averaging 113.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 116.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kevin Huerter: 32.7 | 21.6 | +11.0
Terence Davis: 5.7 | 9.9 | -4.3
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 23.0 | 15.3 | +7.7
Malik Monk: 9.8 | 13.4 | -3.6
Assists per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 4.5 | 6.1 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shaedon Sharpe: 27.2 | 12.2 | +15.0
Cam Reddish: 8.2 | 13.3 | -5.1
Points per game:
Shaedon Sharpe: 19.8 | 8.7 | +11.1
Cam Reddish: 6.0 | 9.7 | -3.7
Rebounds per game:
Damian Lillard: 7.0 | 4.8 | +2.2
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 10.5 | 7.3 | +3.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings -13.5 (-110)

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