Grizzlies face Kings: NBA odds preview
Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Kings try to run the Grizzlies off the court at Power Balance Pavilion in pro hoops action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings are 27-49 so far on the season, and 33-42-1 ATS vs. the number. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 51-25 and 42-32-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Sacramento go 44-31-1 and the Grizzlies go 32-43-1 on the totals.
For bettors going with the Kings in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 26-rated Kings in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-92 win for the Grizzlies on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Sacramento's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 100.1 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.8 PPG. The Kings field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.9 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
The Grizzlies were an 86-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (170) made winners of UNDER bettors. Mike Conley scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 86-84 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Friday).
In their last action, Sacramento was a 117-108 loser at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Kings wasted a 29-point performance from Isaiah Thomas as Dallas ran past them 117-108 on Friday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 0-10
After a loss are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Kings trends to consider:
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Sacramento
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Sacramento is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 13 games when playing at home against Memphis
Memphis home to Charlotte, Tuesday, April 9
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Wednesday, April 10