Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings - 1/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings (13-31) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-28)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Sacramento Kings could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 97.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 48 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 12.3 points and 1.7 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings haven’t won a road game since December 20. 

The Memphis Grizzlies also need a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.7 points and 4.9 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won three straight home games.

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The Kings are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Kings are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis, 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.

The Grizzlies are playing better basketball laltely, but they're still a team I'm not trying to lay chalk with. The Sacramento Kings have these games were they surprise you and win outright, and would you really be shocked if they stole this game on the road? The Grizzlies also have a questionable Marc Gasol, so there's certainly no way I'm eating chalk in this game. There's better games on the card, but if forced to pick, I want points in my pocket. 

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Randy’s Pick Sacramento Kings +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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