Saturday, December 31, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3 point favorites. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 21-14. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 14-18. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 29.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Rudy Gay averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Sacramento averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 17th with 14 per game. The Kings allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Kings force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 103. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Kings rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-19-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 13-19-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/30/16 PG Mike Conley Toe "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/30/16 G Arron Afflalo Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
12/30/16 F Rudy Gay Hip "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -3
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