Kings vs. Grizzlies - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (41-14) at Sacramento Kings (19-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Sleep Train Arena)
The Line: Sacramento Kings +6 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSAC
The Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday at the Sleep Train Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last five games and end a four-game road trip. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.3 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 95.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.2 points and eight rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 16.8 points and 5.4 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11.9 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 40.7 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are really putting pressure on the Warriors for the top spot in the West. The Grizzlies have allowed 92 or less points in six of their last seven games and are allowing 42.7 percent shooting in their last five games. Nine of the Grizzlies 14 losses have come on the road.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 104.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.9 points and 12.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20 points and 3.8 assists. Ben McLemore is shooting 43.6 percent from the field and Carl Landry is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings have allowed 100-plus points in 11 of their last 13 games and are giving up an average of 105 points in their last five games. Needless to say, head coach George Karl has his work cut out for him the rest of the season. Darren Collison is doubtful and Reggie Evans is questionable with injuries.
The Grizzlies are 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Kings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 9-21-2 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Kings are a struggling basketball team to begin with, but they are even worse without a key playmaker in Collison on the court. The Grizzlies should win this game rather easily, as Sacramento doesn't have the firepower on either end to keep up. Look for Memphis to win and cover this number easily.