Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trailblazers Prediction, Tips and Odds – Oct. 20, 2022 04:00 CET  

Ognjen
October 18, 2022
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Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trailblazers

In the capital of California, the home Kings welcome guests from Oregon, the Portland Trailblazers. A very exciting match awaits us because it is about two very equal teams in terms of quality.

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Sacramento Kings Team News 

The Kings enter this season with big ambitions, and they hope to make the playoffs in a rather thin West. That’s why they decided to make radical changes. Instead of coach Alvin Gentry, the experienced Mike Brown arrived.

As the biggest reinforcement, it can be said that the rookie from Iowa, Keegan Murray, whom the Kings selected from the 4th position. This is a player who, of all the players in this draft class, is the readiest for the NBA league, which he showed through the Summer League and preseason games, and that he will have minutes and space in the Kings’ game from the very beginning.

Next to him, Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter arrived, which will bring a lot to the Kings in terms of three-point shooting. However, the main player this season will be De’Aaron Fox, who is capable of breaking the opponent’s defense with his penetrations and then opening up space for his shooters.

All Sacramento players are capable of hitting threes, along with Huerter, especially Barnes, who is one of the better shooters from the PF position in the league. Throughout his career, Brown requires strong defense and fastball flow.

The Kings played a perfect preparatory period, winning all four games. They also played the preparatory game against the Blazers, which they won by 32 points.

Portland Trailblazers Team News 

The Trailblazers will depend a lot on the health and form of Damian Lillard, who took a break for a large part of the season last season. Team coach Chauncey Billups decided to bring in a couple of young players who can meet all his demands on both sides of the court.

Jeremi Grant, who was one of the Pistons’ main players last season, arrived as the biggest reinforcement this summer. His length and athleticism will contribute greatly to the Blazers on both ends of the court.

The Blazers decided to take a risk this season, and they took Shaedon Sharpe, who had a lot of problems with indiscipline in college but does not lack talent, from the 7th place in this year’s draft. It is safe to say that he is one of the best attackers in the entire class. With Lillard, he can improve a lot and have freedom in the game.

The team was also filled by Justise Winslow, Josh Hart, and Gary Payton III, who will expand the roster a lot and bring much-needed points and a stable 2/4 when the bench players enter.

The Blazers did not perform well in the preliminaries, they lost 4 out of 5 games, and only beat Maccabi Raanana. They convincingly lost other matches against NBA teams.

H2H 

10.10.22 – Sacramento Kings : Portland Trail Blazers – 126:94

10.01.22 – Portland Trail Blazers : Sacramento Kings – 103:88

25.11.21 – Sacramento Kings : Portland Trail Blazers – 125:121

21.10.21 – Portland Trail Blazers : Sacramento Kings -121:124

Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trailblazers Prediction 

Preliminaries have shown us that these two teams are in quite different forms. The Kings won every game, while the Blazers lost every game. They indeed played without Lillard, but the 32-point loss against the Kings a few days ago, and this time, actually gives us to bet on the home team again, and the odds are great.

Tip-off Time: Thursday, 20.10.2022, 04:00h 
Prediction: Sacramento Kings
Odds: 1.85
Sportsbook: Bet365
 

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