Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings

Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Golden 1 Center)

Grizzlies at Kings -4.0

The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings. The Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-104 their last time out to improve their record to 13-21 on the season. Sacramento comes into this game on a 8 game losing streak, most recently losing to the Clippers 105-87 to drop to 12-22 on the season.

The Sacramento Kings come in with one of the worst offenses in the NBA, scoring only 104.9 points per game and ranking 26th in scoring offense in the NBA. The Kings are led by rising star Buddy Hield who averages 20.2 points per game and adds 3.1 assists. Hield is a sharpshooter shooting 41.4% from the field and 32.2% from three while volume shooting and carrying the load for the Kings.
Memphis brings a solid offense with 111.1 points per game while shooting an impressive 42.1% from the field as a team. Memphis brings a young core led by rookie phenom Ja Morant who leads the team in assists with 6.5 per game and adds 17.4 points per game which ranks second on the team. Leading the team in scoring is power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. who adds 17.6 points per game. In the backcourt with Jackson is Jonas Valanciunas who nearly averages a double-double with 14.4 points per game and adds 9.7 rebounds per game.

The struggles for Memphis come on the defensive end with the Grizzlies averaging 116.2 points per game which ranks 27th in the NBA this season. The Kings have been solid on defense holding opponents to 108.3 points per game which ranks 14th in the NBA.

Both the Kings and Grizzlies have been similar in results for bettors with the Sacramento Kings going 17-17 ATS on the season while the Grizzlies are 16-17-1 ATS this year but come in on two different paths. Memphis comes in having covered eight of their last twelve games including one push. The Kings struggled as of late, losing their last eight straight games and only covering the spread in one of those games. Final score prediction, the Kings losing streak continues and the Kings win outright as underdogs in a close 113-109 game.

Lance’s Pick Grizzlies +4.0

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