Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 6 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 115.5 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 8-5. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 102.9 points per contest and give up 101.6, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/15/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is questionable Friday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/15/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Buddy Hield averages 18.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 115.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 102.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Grizzlies are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Grizzlies surrender 101.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game last season.
The Kings are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Sacramento is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Memphis is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 4th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +6
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