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Memphis favored by 5 against Sacramento on Monday

Memphis GrizzliesSacramento Kings
Jan 7, 10:00 PM | Power Balance Pavilion

Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Odds

21-10TEAM RECORD13-21

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.

View Memphis vs Sacramento Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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

Next up:
Memphis at Golden State, Wednesday, January 9
Sacramento home to Dallas, Thursday, January 10