Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2 as they average 102 points per contest while giving up 104 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 1-2 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 125.7 points per game and surrender 130.7, good for a point differential of -5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/23/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Sacramento
10/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Sacramento
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/16/18 C Kosta Koufos Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol averages 14.7 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Buddy Hield averages 17.7 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Memphis averages 102 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 130.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 49 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game. Sacramento is 2nd in the league with 125.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is -5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 29th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Memphis is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league.
Sacramento is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 2nd in the league. The Kings are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 119.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 109 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +3.5
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