Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings NBA Prediction

NBA Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Prediction 3/18/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (23-45) travel to face off against the Sacramento Kings (38-28) on Monday, March 18th. This game will be played at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and televised on NBCS. Both the Grizzlies and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Memphis’ most recently played the Thunder and lost with a final score of 118-112. The Grizzlies turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 56-54.

In the Southwest division, the Grizzlies are 4th and are 13th in the Western Conference. They have an overall record of 23-45 and went 1-2 in their last three games.

Memphis arrives with an ATS record of 33-35 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 19-14, as opposed to a 14-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Kings is coming off a loss to the Knicks in their latest game, ending with a score of 98-91. Despite being behind at halftime 53-48, the Kings picked up the win.

Heading into today’s game vs the Grizzlies, the Kings have an above .500 record of 38-28. In Western Conference games, the Kings are 26-17 compared to 12-11 in non-conference matchups.

Sacramento has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 33-33 ATS. The Kings currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 20-25 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

Through 68 games games, Memphis is averaging 105.8 points per game (30th).

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the NBA, averaging just 105.8 points per game (30th). Interestingly, their scoring numbers are slightly better on the road (108.5 PPG) compared to their season average.

Memphis’ offensive struggles can be attributed to their poor shooting numbers. They are last in the league in field goal percentage (43%) and two-point field goal percentage (50%). In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 10th in the league in made threes per game (13.3), but they are last in three-point shooting percentage (34%). In terms of free throws, Memphis is 23rd in the NBA in free throws made per game (16.1).

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118 points per game (8th).

At home, the Kings are averaging 120.2 points per game (7th). Overall, they are 8th in the NBA at 118 points per game. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 10th with 99.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Kings are 5th in made threes per game at 14.4. However, they are just 15th in three-point shooting percentage. From two-point range, Sacramento is 4th in the league with a 57% shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Kings have outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.6% of their games. When it comes to field goal percentage, they are 11th in the league at 48%. In terms of assists, Sacramento is 6th at 28.7 per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 44.1% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 112.3 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.4 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.

Kings Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into today’s game ranked 20th in the NBA at 117.1 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 21st in the league over their last three games. Opponents are hitting 54.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 39.1% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Kings

In today’s game, we anticipate Desmond Bane leading the scoring for the Grizzlies, contributing 24 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.4 points per game, along with 4.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate De’Aaron Fox to be the top scorer for the Kings. Our projection has him finishing the game with 27, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47%, and he is contributing 26.8 points per game on average.

Grizzlies vs Kings Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Memphis has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Sacramento has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • The last five games that Memphis was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Sacramento has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction

The Kings is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 109-98. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Kings at -9.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 224 and given that our model is projecting 207 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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