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Grizzlies host Kings in basketball action

Sacramento KingsMemphis Grizzlies
Jan 3, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds


Sacramento pays a visit to Memphis on Tuesday, hoping to send the Grizzlies to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at FedExForum.

Supporters of the Kings have seen them go 2-3 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 1-3 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 2-2, while the Kings are 2-3.

View Sacramento vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Grizzlies) and the No. 12 (Kings) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 89-85 result in favor of the Kings is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 26-ranked offense (88.5 PPG) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.8 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 42.9% from the field per game, more than the Kings have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Kings own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in home scoring.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 96-80 winner at home against the Hornets. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Kings got a 27-point performance from Tyreke Evans as Sacramento ran past New Orleans 96-80 on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 104-64 result against the Bulls on January 1. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis was run off the court by the Bulls on Sunday as Chicago blasted them 104-64 at United Center.

Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing New Orleans are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Kings at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Sacramento's last 21 games on the road
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against Sacramento
Memphis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento at Denver, Wednesday, January 4
Memphis at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 4