Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 24-34 and a road record of 10-18. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. Sacramento is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-23. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 35-24 and a home record of 21-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 99.5, good for a point differential of -0.5. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 20-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 18 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Sacramento averages 107.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.5 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 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th 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 categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 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 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 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 14th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Kings average 107.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies score 101.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 107 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.1. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-32-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-25-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-28-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-26-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/01/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Memphis
03/01/16 F Rudy Gay Shoulder missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
03/01/16 G Seth Curry Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 G Tony Allen Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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