Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/31/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (11-25) at Sacramento Kings (12-23)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
The Line: Sacramento Kings -3 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings meet Sunday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing two assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Sacramento Kings could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.5 points and 1.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Grizzlies are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Sunday games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Kings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Sacramento, 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings have been able to sprinkle in a few recent victories during their struggles, something we can't say about the Grizzlies, a team that plays even worse on the road. I'm simply not trying to get behind the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that seems to get worse by the day and is on the end of a back to back. The young Sacramento Kings should be takeover this game against an older Memphis squad with tired legs. I'll lay the bucket with the Kings.