Monday, March 27, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 9 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 40-32. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 101.0 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 27-45. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 37-35-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-36-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-35-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-41-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/25/17 C Marc Gasol Foot "?" Sunday vs. Golden State
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/26/17 G Arron Afflalo Rest expected to miss Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/26/17 C Kosta Koufos Rest expected to miss Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Darren Collison averages 13.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Buddy Hield averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.72 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.79 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 41 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Kings force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Kings rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +9
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