Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/29/14
Memphis Grizzlies (23-20) at Sacramento Kings (15-29)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +4.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies head to Sacramento on Wednesday to face off against the Kings.
The Sacramento Kings are currently in fourth place in their division, trailing the first place Clippers by a 15.5 game margin. The Kings are relying on their solid offense this season as Sacramento has one of the worst scoring defenses in the league right now, allowing 104.8 points per game on the year. The Kings are struggling lately, dropping four straight heading into this matchup with the Grizzlies. Last time out, the Kings fell to the Utah Jazz, in Utah on Monday, 106-99.
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Sacramento on Wednesday night with a winning record of 23-20 on the year. The Grizzlies are in the black, but Memphis still trails the Spurs in the Southwest division by nine games. This Grizzlies team is still very much in playoff contention, as we are not even at the break yet, and the Grizzlies are just 1.5 games below the line, trailing the Mavs. Memphis has been playing well as of late, as the Grizzlies are winners of their last three games, two of which were on the road, against the Rockets, and then the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, taking care of Portland 98-81.
The Grizzlies are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games following an ATS win, and Memphis is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games on the road. The Grizzlies are also 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games overall.
The Kings are 9-0 against the spread in their last nine home games when the Kings are hosting a team with a winning record, and the Kings are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games overall.
Taking the Grizzlies here. Memphis is better than their record states and the Kings are just outmatched in this spot. Sacramento on their home floor may keep it close for awhile, but the Grizzlies are just too strong and should pull away late.