2021-03-05
Sacramento Kings
Portland Trail Blazers
League : NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Preview



 

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The Sacramento Kings will be going for their second consecutive road win when they face the Portland Trailblazers on Thursday night. The Kings are coming off a 123-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers as 3.5-point favorites. The Trailblazers are coming off a 108-106 win over Golden State as 1.5-point underdogs.

Portland is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Sacramento.

 

Kings Trying To End Slump

The Kings looked like a team that could compete for a playoff spot earlier in the season, but they haven’t played well in recent weeks, losing 10 of their last 12 games. They will try to put an end to their slump with a win over the Trailblazers, which will give them their second win in a row.

Sacramento has played well offensively, averaging 114.4 points per game. They finished with 123 points in their last game, making 60 percent of their field goals and 48 percent of their three-pointers.

Buddy Hield led the way for Sacramento with 29 points, six rebounds, and six assists. De'Aaron Fox finished with 23 points and eight assists, while Harrison Barnes added 20 points, three rebounds, and six assists for the Kings.

Sacramento hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 114.4 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to win this game.

 

Trailblazers Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Trailblazers followed up their four-game losing streak by winning their last two games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Kings, which will give them their third win in a row and third consecutive win over the Kings.

Portland is a good offensive team, averaging 114.4 points per game. They finished with 108 points in their last game, making 41.9 percent of their field goals and 28.6 percent of their three-pointers.

Damian Lillard led the way for Portland with 22 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Carmelo Anthony finished with 22 points, two rebounds, and four assists, while Robert Covington added 15 points and five rebounds for the Trailblazers.

Portland has struggled defensively, giving up 115.1 points per game. They gave up 106 points in their last game and will need to keep it up if they want to get the win.






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