Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, May 14, 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 Friday.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma City Thunder and went home with a win by a final score of 122-106 in their last contest. Sacramento finished with a 51.2% FG percentage (44 of 86) and converted 19 of their 39 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Kings made 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 dimes in this game while forcing 18 turnovers and earning 13 steals. When it comes to the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the floor on 39 of 84 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 22 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. In addition, Oklahoma City grabbed 45 rebounds (9 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Oklahoma City finished 67.9% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of 28 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 23 tries from 3-point land.
Delon Wright is one guy who was a contributor in this game. He had 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 33:15 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Wright finished the game at 72.7% from the floor and totaled 8 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 30:36 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 53.3% from the floor in this game by shooting 8-of-15 (21 points). Overall, Hield totaled 6 assists.
Sacramento heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 31-38 this year. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.4 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 41.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,758 dimes on the season, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are hitting 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (838 of 2,287) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They average 114.1 pts per contest (10th in basketball) while connecting on 48.3% from the field. On defense, the Kings are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They give up 38.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 28th in basketball in points per game allowed (117.5). The Kings defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.8% (941 of 1,301) and they surrender 45.1 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,742 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies got the win with a final of 133-104 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Mavericks were called for 15 fouls in the game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 93.8%. Regarding 3-pointers, Memphis buried 16 of their 33 attempts (48.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies shot 51 for 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.3%. The Grizzlies permitted the Mavericks to convert 37 out of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 42.0% in the game. They finished 31.6% from three-point range by shooting 12 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 19 at the charity stripe (94.7%). In relation to rebounding, Memphis permitted Dallas to collect 35 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies for the contest. He buried 7 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Morant earned 24 points in his 29:09 minutes of playing time and tallied 8 assists in this game. An additional guy that was important for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He finished this one with 2 dimes in his 32:47 minutes played, and he knocked down 9 of 21 from the floor. Brooks wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the field while also earning 22 points and 2 total rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 36-33 for the campaign. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 18.8 fouls every game and they go 77.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per game (3rd in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Memphis has accounted for 7,833 points so far this year (113.5 per game) and they average 46.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is 17th in basketball. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.4. They have surrendered 25.3 dimes and 44.7 rebounds every game, which is 20th and 18th in basketball. The Memphis defense concedes 36.8% on 3-pointers (884 of 2,404) and their opponents are connecting on 78.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento
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