Friday Quick Pick: Pace Will Not Be High in Blazers-Kings Matchup

Jordan Sharp

Friday, February 9, 2018 4:12 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 4:12 PM UTC

Coming off their win Thursday night, the Blazers will try to take care of business Friday against the Kings. Even on no rest, the Blazers are playing a Sacramento team well into tank mode. 

Trail Blazers at KingsFree NBA Pick: Under 208Best Line Offered: Heritage

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The Kings may be down their rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox tonight as he's questionable with an ankle injury. Already without George Hill after the Thursday trade to Cleveland, the Kings may have to rely on Garrett Temple and Buddy Hield to run their offense if Fox can’t play.

That could be a problem, even against a tired Blazers team. The Kings’ offense is already not that great, and while they will be tired the Blazers’ defense has been playing better as of late. They are 17-12 cashing the 'under' on the road this season, and they have cashed the 'under' in two of their last three games and they are 5-1 cashing the under in their last six road games.

I would not be surprised to see the Kings fall below 100 points in this one, and if that is the case, the under should be a fine value for an 'under' picks. The 'under' cashed easily in their first two meetings this season, and if you count their last game against one another in the 2016-17 season, the Kings are averaging only 88.3 points per game in their last three against the Blazers.

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