Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings 3/31/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings 3/31/23
Fri 31st March 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (32-44, 17-22 Home) will try to slow down the NBA’s top scoring team when they play host to the Sacramento Kings (46-30, 23-14 Away) on Friday. The teams face off in their second successive game against each other. Sacramento blew out Portland 120-80 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Wednesday.

Malik Monk led the Kings with 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Shaedon Sharpe had 30 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in defeat. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 13th in the Western Conference. Sacramento has took two out of three games between the teams this season.

De’Aaron Fox is averaging 25.2 points per game to lead the Kings in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis is contributing 12.4 rebounds, most in the NBA, and 7.2 assists per game. Damian Lillard (32.2 ppg) has supplied much of the Blazers’ offense.

He has the third-best scoring average in the NBA. Lillard also has distributed 7.3 assists per game. Drew Eubanks has averaged 5.2 rebounds per game. The Kings rank as the top scoring offense in the NBA with 121.0 points per game.

The Kings have come up short more often than not in recent trips to Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, losing seven of the last 10. Portland has lost eight in a row at home this season. Sacramento is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.4 (119.4-116.0).

Portland has gone 1-9 over the last 10, allowing 121.4 points per game on average while scoring only 105.5 (-15.9 margin). The Trail Blazers are averaging 113.4 ppg for the full season while allowing 116.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kevin Huerter: 30.8 | 21.7 | +9.1
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 21.5 | 15.4 | +6.1
Assists per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 4.3 | 6.1 | -1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shaedon Sharpe: 33.6 | 12.6 | +21.0
Points per game:
Shaedon Sharpe: 23.8 | 8.9 | +14.9
Rebounds per game:
Damian Lillard: 7.0 | 4.8 | +2.2
Jusuf Nurkic: 4.0 | 9.1 | -5.1
Assists per game:
Damian Lillard: 12.0 | 7.3 | +4.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings -14.5 (-110)

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