Memphis favored by 5 against Sacramento on Monday
Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Odds
Power Balance Pavilion features an NBA battle between the host Sacramento Kings and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in betting action on Monday.
This season the Kings are 13-21 overall and 16-17-1 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 21-10 and 18-12-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Sacramento is 21-13 on the OU, and Memphis is 11-20.
The visitors opened this morning as 5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 192 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 24 and the Grizzlies at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-91 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 12-ranked offense (96.9 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.4 PPG. The Kings have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.6 points per game. Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
The Grizzlies were a 92-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis got 21 points from Zach Randolph en route to a 92-81 victory over Phoenix on Sunday at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Sacramento, they were a 113-93 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Kings failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Brooklyn and falling 113-93 at Barclays Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Grizzlies at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
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 when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games at home
Sacramento is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games
Sacramento is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Memphis at Golden State, Wednesday, January 9
Sacramento home to Dallas, Thursday, January 10