Sacramento Kings at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 25-54. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 99.1 points per contest while giving up 106.4 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 21-57. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per contest and giving up 105.0, which is a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-39-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-39-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-42-3 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-41-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/03/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is "?" Friday vs Memphis
04/03/18 F Skal Labissiere Ankle is "?" Friday vs Memphis
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
04/05/18 F Jarell Martin Ankle injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
04/05/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is out indefinitely
04/04/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
04/04/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
04/04/18 F JaMychal Green Knee is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
JaMychal Green averages 10.3 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Marc Gasol averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 99.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.27 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.7 per game. The Kings allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 98.8 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.26. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per game with 15. The Grizzlies surrender 105 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Sacramento is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Memphis is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 8th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +3
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