Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-1.5)
The Sacramento Kings (12-13) play the Memphis Grizzlies (10-11) at Golden 1 Center on Sunday. Memphis opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 225.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and ended up losing by a score of 115-105 in their last contest. Memphis ended the game having earned a 48.8% field goal percentage (39 of 80) and buried 12 of their 29 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 31 assists in this contest as well as having 9 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the field on 43 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 26 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Lakers grabbed 47 boards (13 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Los Angeles finished the contest at 69.7% from the free throw line by burying 23 of 33 tries. They made 6 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point land.
Grayson Allen is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He accumulated 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34:39 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Allen finished the contest at 61.5% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Grizzlies was Ja Morant. He snagged 3 boards and accounted for 10 dimes. He finished shooting 38.9% from the floor in the matchup via 7-of-18 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Morant saw the court for 35:13 minutes.
Memphis enters this game with a win-loss record of 10-11 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 110.7 pts per contest (21st in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the field. The Grizzlies are hitting 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (245 of 674) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 44.4 boards per game and has accounted for 598 assists this season, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are able to force 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. The Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.3% (858 of 1,813) and they surrender 44.2 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 540 surrendered for the season. They surrender 38.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 11th in the league in PPG allowed (111.1).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-112 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Kings were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Magic earned 15 personal fouls in this game which got the Kings to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to bury 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Sacramento buried 12 of 33 attempts (36.4%). In all, the Kings ended up shooting 43 for 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.8%. The Kings permitted the Magic to bury 46 of their 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.5% in this game. They shot 44.1% from distance by going 15 out of 34 and finished the game at 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to rebounding, Sacramento permitted Orlando to grab 42 in all (10 offensive).
Buddy Hield pitched in for the Kings in the matchup. He buried 7 out of 15 in the game giving him a rate of 46.7%, which got him 19 points. Hield grabbed 4 boards in his 33:17 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the game. Someone else that was important for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He totaled 14 points in his 26:56 mins on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 12 from the floor for this game. Haliburton wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while collecting 7 dimes and 3 boards.
Sacramento has a mark of 12-13 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Kings are shooting 47.5% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league. Sacramento has 2,839 points so far this season (113.6 per game) and they grab 43.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 25.9 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Kings are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the charity stripe. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the NBA in points given up per game with 118.4. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the floor (26th in the league). The Sacramento defense gives up 38.8% on 3-point attempts (329 of 847) and their opposition makes 81.2% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.9 assists and 45.4 boards per contest, which ranks 25th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (-1.5)
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