Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 11-16-2018




Sacramento Kings (8-6) vs Memphis Grizzlies (8-5)

Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : FedEx Forum, Nashville, Tennessee

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Sacramento Kings will travel to FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, to battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at 8 pm EST.  The Grizzlies won a huge road game over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night in coming up with the 116-113 victory as Mike Conley hit key basket after key basket to keep the team in the game, including a jumper with :26 seconds remaining that put Memphis up by four.  Mark Gasol also pumped in 29 points in the win as the Grizzlies won their third game in four outings while atoning for a 96-88 home loss to Utah on Monday night.

Sacramento continues to be up and down this season as their last game was certainly one of their better moments as they won at home over the San Antonio Spurs by a 104-99 score as Iman Shumpert and De’Aaron Fox each hit some big shots down the stretch en route to the Kings getting back into the win column while winning their second game in three outings, overall.  The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Memphis amongst these teams while the under is also 16-5 in the last 21 meetings, overall.  The Kings are 1-6 ATS in the last seven games versus Memphis in Nashville.

 

Sacramento Kings's Latest Performance :

After losing two of three games in four game homestand, the Kings certainly needed a win in which to end the stand on a positive note before they play four out of their next five games on the road.  They certainly got their wish as De’Aaron Fox scored 19 points and 7 assists for the Kings while Brogan Bogdanovic had 22 points in the win as the Kings shot 50% from the field while nailing 11 three pointers on the night.  Their defense allowed the Spurs to shoot only 43% from the floor while connecting on only 32% from three-point range.

And while the Spurs also obtained huge baskets from DeMar DeRozen and LaMarcus Aldridge to tie the game late, the Kings continued to make shots as the Spurs went cold to end the game.  Nonetheless, they seek to keep the momentum flowing versus s a Grizzlies team that has excelled in playing defense this year in being ranked first in the league in points allowed with 101 points per outing, but, has also been sharp from the three-point arc this season as well (36%).

 

Memphis Grizzlies 's Latest Performance :

Memphis had two monster games from Mike Conley and Marc Gasol as the Grizzlies atoned for their loss to Utah in beating up on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night as the Bucks had an off-shooting night from three-point range while converting on 9 of 35 attempts for the night.  And despite allowing Milwaukee to shoot over 50% from the field, the Grizzlies overcame this by making over half of their shots as well while nailing 14 three pointers for the game.  Again, Memphis made this a slow, physical matchup, throughout, as they were certainly able to play their pace of game.  ”The words `grit’ and `grind’ mean something to our guys,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. ”To do what we did here speaks to that.”

With that being said, they now look to battle a Sacramento Kings squad that has been inconsistent lately yet has won two of three games with their last being a huge win over the Spurs.

 

How Sacramento Kings & Memphis Grizzlies Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Sacramento is 9-5 ATS while the OU is 7-7

Memphis is 8-5 ATS while the OU is 5-8

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This game will be pivotal for both teams as they will certainly be look into to maintain their recent success.  Memphis has been just as dominant at home than the Kings have been on the road thus far in 2018 as the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS (4-1 SU) at the FedEx Forum while the Kings are 3-1 ATS (3—1 SU) on the road this year.  In all, this will certainly be an intense matchup with both teams looking to continue to garner up momentum moving forward.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Memphis Grizzlies

My reason for the pick :

 

 

I will back the Grizzlies in this game as they are playing well at home.  And while the Kings have been tough on the road in this year’s campaign, look for them to have issues on offense versus a physical team such as the Grizzlies.  With Conley and Gasol putting in productive minutes at this time, expect the home team to show and prove at home to extend their stellar play, overall.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Under

My reason for the prediction :

I will back the under in this matchup as I happen to believe that the Grizzlies will put in yet another physical defensive performance versus the Kings in which to allow them to struggle from the field all night.  Of course, the Grizzlies will not look to outscore their opponents, yet, utilize their defensive prowess in which to capitalize on the offensive end.  With that being said, the under has been the play in three of the last five home games for Memphis while it has been the result in the last four games for the Kings.  Look for the under to be the strong play on Friday night amongst these teams.

Betting trends for Sacramento Kings:

  • Under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall.

  • Over is 6-1 in Kings last 7 road games.

  • Under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 Friday games.

Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies :

  • Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.

  • Under is 5-0 in Grizzlies last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.