The Sacramento Kings (26-18) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-28) on Monday, January 29th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on NBCS. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Kings vs Grizzlies
The Kings Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Kings defeated the Mavericks with a final score of 120-115. the Kings entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 63-49.
Coming into today’s game against the Grizzlies, the Kings are above .500 with a 26-18 record. In Western Conference games, they are 17-13 and they are 9-5 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, Sacramento are currently above .500, at 24-20 ATS. The Kings are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 17-17 record against the spread as favorites.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 25 points against the Pacers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 46.3% in the game. While Vince Williams Jr. was 2nd on the team with 20 points, Memphis fell short in the game with a final score of 116-110.
When you look at the Grizzlies’ last ten games, they are 5-5 and have an overall record of 18-28 as they prepare to face the Kings. In road games this season, the Grizzlies are 13-13 compared to a 5-15 record at home.
The Grizzlies have successfully covered the spread in their last four games and hold an overall ATS record of 21-25. This season, Memphis has a 5-8 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 16-17 when playing as underdogs.
Kings Offense Breakdown
The Sacramento offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 7th ranked offense at 118.7 points per game.
On offense, the Kings are 7th in the NBA in scoring at 118.7 points per game. However, their scoring average drops to 116.1 points per game on the road. In terms of pace, Sacramento is 9th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Kings are 11th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 3rd in both three-point makes and attempts. Overall, they are hitting 37% of their three-point attempts.
So far this season, Sacramento has outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.2% of their games. They are also 5th in the league in assists at 28.8 per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Through 46 games the Grizzlies are averaging 107.8 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score points, averaging 107.8 points per game (29th). At home, they are averaging just 105.2 points per game (30th).
Despite their low scoring average, the Grizzlies have been one of the more efficient three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 13.5 threes per game (8th). However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
In terms of pace, Memphis is 14th in the NBA at 98.8 possessions per game. They are also 14th in offensive rebounding (23rd) and 26th in assists.
Kings Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Kings’ defense is giving up an average of 118.0 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Kings are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 27th in blocked shots at 4.1 per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
This season, the Grizzlies defense has been impressive, holding the 12th position in the league while permitting an average of 112.8 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Kings And Grizzlies
The outlook for today’s matchup points to De’Aaron Fox as the primary point contributor for the Kings, finishing with 26 points while maintaining a 10/20 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 27.7 points per game along with 4 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Jaren Jackson Jr. to be the top scorer for the Grizzlies. Our projection has him finishing the game with 21, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and his scoring average is 21.9 points per game.
Kings vs Grizzlies Trends
- In their last five road games, Sacramento has averaged 121 points per game while allowing 124. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- In their last three home games, Memphis has averaged 107 points per game while allowing 104. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- Memphis has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
The Kings is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 115-105. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Kings at -8.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 225.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.
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