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NBA odds preview - Kings vs. Grizzlies

Sacramento KingsMemphis Grizzlies
14-23January 17, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum19-19

The Grizzlies hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Kings pay a visit to FedExForum in NBA betting action.

The Grizzlies sport a record of 19-19 and 16-21-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Kings sit at 14-23 and 16-19-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-17 for the Grizzlies and 21-16 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Grizzlies installed as -6.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 199.5.

The Grizzlies - Kings odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-90 win for the Grizzlies.

In their last action, Sacramento was a 111-108 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Kings got a 33-point performance from Rudy Gay as Sacramento handed Minnesota a 111-108 defeat on Wednesday at Target Center.

Last time out for Memphis, they were an 82-77 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 159 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Mike Conley scored 15 points leading the Grizzlies to an 82-77 victory over Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 96.08 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.08 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.25% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 45.11% per game.

Next up:
Sacramento at Seattle, Sunday, January 19th
Memphis home to Charlotte, Monday, January 20th