Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (24-34) at Memphis Grizzlies (28-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4 -- Over/Under: 229.5
TV: FSSE, NSCA
The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 108.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Buddy Hield is averaging 20.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while De’Aaron Fox is averaging 19.9 points and 6.9 assists. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.5 points and 6.8 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four straight home games.
The Kings are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Memphis and 17-8 in the last 25 meetings.
The Sacramento Kings are playing the better basketball entering this contest, but they're on the end of a back to back and fresh off a tough loss. The Memphis Grizzlies are losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points and could be a young team running out of gas, kind of like what we saw last year with these very Kings. With that said, the Memphis Grizzlies are the more rested team, are fighting to better position themselves for a playoff spot and they're still a porfitable 17-12 against the spread at home. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Grizzlies at home.