Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 13-31. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 15-28. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-24-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-24-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-26-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
01/17/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Memphis
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/18/18 F Brandan Wright Illness is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
01/18/18 C Marc Gasol Illness is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Randolph averages 14.7 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Willie Cauley-Stein comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Sacramento averages 97.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.98 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 102.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Memphis is 29th in the league with 99.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.93. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Sacramento is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Memphis is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 12th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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