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Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 10/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) at Sacramento Kings (1-3)
Date & Time Wednesday October 24, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Sacramento Kings +3 -- Over/Under: 216.5
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NBA | Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) at Sacramento Kings (1-3)
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a third straight victory to build on their solid 2-1 start to the season. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Mike Conely is averaging 16.7 points and six assists while Garrett Temple is averaging 16 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Marc Gasol is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.

The Sacramento Kings look for their first home win of the season to rebound from a poor 1-3 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 125.7 points on 52.8 percent shooting and allowing 130.7 points on 51.4 percent shooting. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 20.3 points and 7.7 assists while Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 18.7 points and seven rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Iman Shumpert is dishing 1.3 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost five of their last six home games.

The Grizzlies are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Kings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Sacramento, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Besides an opening blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Memphis Grizzlies have looked alright in their last two games and are coming off their best defensive performance of the young season with a big win over the Utah Jazz. The Sacramento Kings have allowed no less than 120 points in all four games this season, and you're simply not going to win or cover games in this league when getting rocked like that defensively. On the end of a back to back, you have to like the Grizzlies to cover this small number on the road. 

Memphis Grizzlies -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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