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Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings 1/1/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Sacramento Kings (19-15) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (22-13)
January 1, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5; Over/Under: +231.5
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The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies meet Sunday in NBA action at the FedEx Forum. The Sacramento Kings have won 5 of their last 8 games. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last 8 games.

The Sacramento Kings are averaging 118.3 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 23.6 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.6 points and 12.3 rebounds. Kevin Huerter is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.8 points and 7.9 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 23 points and 4.6 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.

The Kings are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Grizzlies are 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 home games. The under is 8-2 in Kings last 10 road games. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Sacramento Kings are a competitive bunch that finds ways to compete, and they’ll have the rest advantage. However, the Memphis Grizzlies are the better team no matter how you slice it, and they’re a nightmare at home, where they win by an average of 11.4 points and hold teams under 43 percent shooting. We’re not being asked to lay a ton. Give me the Grizzlies.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5

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