Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: NBC Sports California
FedExForum is the venue where and the Memphis Grizzlies (36-33) will play the Sacramento Kings (31-38) on Thursday.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the Oklahoma City Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 122-106 in their last contest. Sacramento wrapped up the game having earned a 51.2% FG percentage (44 of 86) and buried 19 out of their 39 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Kings converted 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In regard to defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the field on 39 out of 84 shooting. Oklahoma City doled out 22 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Additionally, Oklahoma City had 45 boards (9 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Oklahoma City finished shooting 67.9% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of 28 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Delon Wright is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He scored 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 33:15 mins played and also snagged 4 boards. Wright ended up going 72.7% from the floor and dished out 8 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He collected 3 rebounds in 30:36 minutes on the basketball court. He went 53.3% from the field in this contest via 8-of-15 (21 points). Overall, Hield totaled 6 assists.
Sacramento heads into this game with a win-loss record of 31-38 on the year. The Kings are hitting 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (838 of 2,287) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.1 pts per game (10th in basketball) while shooting 48.3% from the field. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a group they commit 19.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 41.3 boards per contest and has 1,758 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Kings are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 fouls. They relinquish 38.0% on three-point shots and they are 28th in the league in points per game from their opponents (117.5). The Kings are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.8% (941 of 1,301) and they surrender 45.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 18th in the league in giving up assists with 1,742 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 133-104 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 44 for this contest. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks were called for 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 93.8%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Memphis made 16 out of 33 tries (48.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Grizzlies finished 51 for 89 from the floor which had them sitting at 57.3%. The Grizzlies allowed the Mavericks to knock down 37 out of 88 attempts from the field which had them at 42.0% in this contest. They finished shooting 31.6% from beyond the arc via 12 of 38 and ended up shooting 18 of 19 at the free throw line (94.7%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Dallas to snag 35 in all (13 offensive).
Ja Morant ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies for the contest. He made 7 of 13 for the game for a rate of 53.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Morant tallied 24 points in his 29:09 minutes of playing time and had 8 assists in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He wrapped the game up with 2 dimes in his 32:47 mins played, and he knocked down 9 out of 21 from the floor. Brooks walked away from this one going 42.9% from the floor while also collecting 22 points and 2 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 36-33 so far this year. The Grizzlies are committing 18.8 fouls per game and they shoot 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per game (3rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Memphis has scored 7,833 pts on the year (113.5 per game) and they grab 46.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the league. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.4. They have conceded 25.3 dimes and 44.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 19th and 18th in the league. The Memphis defense concedes 36.8% on 3-point attempts (884 of 2,404) and opponents are making 78.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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