Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 11-24. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 12-23. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.0 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-22-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-23-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-17-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/29/17 F Brandan Wright Quad is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Golden State
12/29/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee is OUT Saturday vs Golden State
12/29/17 F JaMychal Green Knee is "?" Saturday vs Golden State
12/29/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/22/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is out indefinitely
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Zach Randolph has scored 15.4 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Willie Cauley-Stein averages 11.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 26 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 97.5 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.71 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.2 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 20.5 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 97 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.46. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 20.8. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Kings give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Sacramento is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +1
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