Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/2/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -5
Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (13-21, 4th in the Southwest Division) travel to Golden 1 Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (12-22, 4th in the Pacific Division). The odds on this matchup have Sacramento as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 222.5.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 48.5% of the time, having gone 16-17-1 ATS. Sacramento is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 17-17-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/30/2020 Jae Crowder SF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/29/2020 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Feb 6
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/30/2020 DaQuan Jeffries SG Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jan 3
12/28/2020 III Marvin Bagley III PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
Jaren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Ja Morant averages 17.4 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 111.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 116.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 26th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.4. The Kings are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Kings surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Sacramento is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento -5
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