Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (8-6) at Memphis Grizzlies (8-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSE, NSCA
The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Sacramento Kings look for a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 114.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while De'Aaron Fox is averaging 18.7 points and 7.1 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Nemanja Bjelica is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have won four of their seven road games this season.
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The Memphis Grizzlies could also use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.2 points and 5.6 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Garrett Temple is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1.4 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their six home games this season.
The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Kings are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Memphis, 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings have been the surprise team of the season up to this point and have been a nice covering team as well. The Memphis Grizzlies have been tough at home, but they're also sure to struggle of the pace and speed the Kings play with, as they're an older, slower team. I usually love taking points with teams that can control the pace against the Grizzlies. This is a lot of points we're getting with these young, scrappy and improved Kings. I'll take a shot with them on the road.