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Grizzlies vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings
  • Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
  • Date: Monday, January 23rd
  • Betting Odds SAC -1, MEM -118 | SAC -102 O/U 244.5

The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-15. So far, the team has gone 22-22-2 against the spread. Today, the Grizzlies will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -1.5 points.

The Grizzlies are coming off a disappointing 112-110 loss to the Suns. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. Even though Memphis made a substantial comeback in the 2nd half, it was not enough to make up for their 25 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 52.9% of his shots.

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The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 26-19. So far, the team has gone 24-20-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Sacramento is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

In their previous game, the Kings were favored to win vs the 76ers. However, their 129-127 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Sacramento went on to lose the game despite leading by 10 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 57.9% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Grizzlies averaged 126.33 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Kings actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Memphis, the team averaged 102.67 points per game. In terms of betting, Memphis has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Sacramento. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +13 points per game in favor of the Grizzlies. In these contests, they averaged a combined 227 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Coming into today’s action, Memphis is averaging 117.4 points per contest. This figure places them 5th in the league. When looking at the Grizzlies pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.5. Heading into the game, the Grizzlies will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.

So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.

On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 27.2 points per game, placing him 12th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.4% of his shots while accounting for 22.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 18th in points allowed to point-guards. At 16.0 points per game, Dillon Brooks is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 335th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.8%.

Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 120.0 points per game (1st). For the season, the Kings have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 7th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 4th team in made field goals per contest.

Defensively, Sacramento has had its problems giving up an average of 115.77 points per game (29th).

On offense, De’Aaron Fox leads the Kings in scoring at 24.2 points per game, placing him 23rd in the NBA. Overall, Fox has hit 50.7% of his shots while accounting for 20.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 6th in points allowed to point-guards. At 18.8 points per game, Domantas Sabonis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Kings. For the season, he is 23rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 61.1%.

Grizzlies vs Kings Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 244.5

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