Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 101.9 points per contest while giving up 102.3 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 16-15 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.3 points per game and surrender 116.9, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-14-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 19-11-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 20-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/19/18 C Joakim Noah Heel is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/19/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Foot is questionable Friday vs Memphis
12/19/18 G Iman Shumpert Personal is questionable Friday vs Memphis
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol averages 16.2 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 18.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes 7.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Buddy Hield scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 102.3 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Memphis averages 101.9 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings give up 116.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest. Sacramento is 4th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 25.5. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per contest with 13.8.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Kings are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento +1 and under 214 total points
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