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NBA Game Preview - Kings underdogs vs Grizzlies at Sacramento

Memphis GrizzliesSacramento Kings
4-5November 17, 2013, 06:00 | Sleep Train Arena2-6

Sacramento looks to cover the Kings-Grizzlies pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 2-6 mark when they host Memphis in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Kings currently sport a record of 2-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-6-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 4-5 and 1-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 2-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 5-4 against the number.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Kings as 2-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 189 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Kings and the No. 9-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 87-85 result in favor of the Kings.

Memphis won its last outing, an 89-86 result against the Lakers on November 15. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Zach Randolph scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over Los Angeles, 89-86, on Friday at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 97-90 loser at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMarcus Cousins scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-90 against Detroit in NBA action at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Sacramento's No. 26-ranked offense (93.88 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 9 at 97.89 PPG. The Kings have averaged 42.26% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (45.78% on average).

A few Grizzlies at Kings trends to consider:
Memphis is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Memphis is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Sacramento is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Memphis at Los Angeles, Monday, November 18th
Sacramento home to Phoenix, Tuesday, November 19th