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Grizzlies face Kings: NBA odds preview

Memphis GrizzliesSacramento Kings
April 7, 6:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Odds

51-25TEAM RECORD27-49

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.

View Memphis vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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

Next up:
Memphis home to Charlotte, Tuesday, April 9
Sacramento home to New Orleans, Wednesday, April 10