Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 20-26 and a road record of 8-14. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-19. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 27-20 and a home record of 18-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 98.7, good for a point differential of -1.7. Memphis has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 14-13. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rajon Rondo averages 11.8 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.9 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.6 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sacramento averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Kings average 105.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies score 98.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 104 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-24-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 21-23-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-24-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-22-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
01/29/16 F Rudy Gay Eye "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
01/26/16 F Duje Dukan Tibia out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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