Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 9-16. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.4 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Zach Randolph averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Sacramento averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Kings allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Memphis averages 97.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 14 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 101.9. They get 93.3 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 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/16 G Ben McLemore Quad "?" Friday vs. Memphis
12/15/16 F Rudy Gay Hip "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back out indefinitely
11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -6.5
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