The Portland Trail Blazers will play the Sacramento Kings at the Moda Center in Portland’s Rose Quarter on Friday. The Blazers are 17-22 at home, while the Kings are 23-14 on the road. On Wednesday, Sacramento defeated a weakened Portland side by a score of 120-80.
Clearly, things could not be going any worse for a Trail Blazers team that was expected to at least make the playoffs this season. With only a few games left, Portland is clinging to a Play-In Tournament berth by the hair on their chins.
The Trail Blazers are looking to make up for their loss on Wednesday. It’s difficult to imagine a more humiliating defeat than the Kings’ 120-80 thrashing. This game was 50-46 at the half, but unfortunately for Portland, it did not remain that way. Center Drew Eubanks didn’t make much of an impact for Portland, finishing with five points on 2-for-12 shooting in 25 minutes.
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On Friday, Portland will be severely shorthanded against the Kings. All-Star point guard Damian Lillard is out for the season, but the Blazers’ next three top scorers (Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, and Jusuf Nurkic) will also be out against Sacramento.
With Lillard out the rest of the way and Portland completely decimated by injuries, it will be up to some unlikely heroes to take charge of this game down the stretch. Without a doubt, if Portland is to cover as massive underdogs, keep a watch on shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe.
Sacramento improved to 46-30 after defeating Portland on Wednesday, while Portland fell to 32-44. Sacramento hasn’t precisely established themselves on the defensive end, allowing an average of 118.0 points per game. We’ll see if they can close the gaps in their defense before Friday’s game.
De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis continue to perform admirably, giving the Kings one of the league’s best inside-out duos. Sacramento will be up against a depleted Portland squad, which is coming off a 40-point win on Wednesday.
Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers Game Information
- Date: 03/31/2023
- Time: 10:10 PM ET
- Location: Moda Center.
- How to Watch Kings vs Trail Blazers: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Kings vs Trail Blazers Betting Lines
Trail Blazers are +750 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $750. On the other side, Kings are –1200 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $8.33.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Trail Blazers at a 11.76% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kings have 92.31% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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