Memphis Grizzlies (16-15 ) vs Sacramento Kings (16-15 )Date : 12/21/2018
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Golden 1 Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings
The Kings will welcome the Grizzlies to Golden 1 Center as they are coming off a lost against the Thunder while the Grizzlies lost to the Blazers. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ET.
Memphis Grizzlies 's Latest Performance :
The Grizzlies how now lost four games in a row. They are coming off a loss against the Blazers with that loss Memphis fell to 10th in the Western Conference standings. Mike Conley had 23 points in his return to the squad. He scored 14 points in the second quarter hitting four threes. Each Grizzlies starter finished in double figures, with rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with 16 points, Kyle Anderson adding 15, Marc Gasol scoring 14 and Garrett Temple going for 10 on the night. Despite a great second quarter the Grizzlies were held to only 40 points in the second half. They went just 7 of 20 from the floor (35 percent) and 2 of 7 from three-point range (28.6 percent) in the decisive fourth quarter. Playing against the Kings, Conley will have to do his best containing Fox who is currently on a tear offensively. For the Grizzlies to pick up the win and end the losing streak they must figure out a way to get other players going as well and don’t just rely on Conley for the offense.
Sacramento Kings's Latest Performance :
The Kings had no answer for the Thunder in this game as they allowed their opponent to score 132 points in back to back games. The Thunder was playing on another level even career nights from Hield and Fox they weren’t able to overcome the Thunder. Fox finished the game with 28 points and 12 assists while Hield finished with a career-high 37 points. The Kings were outrebounded by the Thunder 66 to 43 and had only 15 bench points as they desperately missed having Bogdan on the floor. As good as the Kings were on offense they must do a better job on the defensive end as they allowed George to drop 43 points goes to show how important is Shumpert on the team he is expected to be back on Friday. Willie Cauley-Stein finished the game with a stat line of 13 points and 7 boards as he was having a tough time containing Adams in this game. The Kings will need his production against the Grizzlies since he is going up against Gasol in his next game.
How Memphis Grizzlies & Sacramento Kings Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Kings are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.
Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Against The Spread Selection: Sacramento Kings
My reason for the pick :
The Kings will get back on the win column after suffering back-t0-back blowout losses. Fox will have his ways against Conley who has just come back from an injury. The Kings have a young core who will be great in a few years but the way they are playing this year it seems like they have something to prove. For the Grizzlies, as good as their defense is they still struggle on offense as they failed to reach 100 points in the four games. Go with the Kings in this game.
Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies :
- Grizzlies are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Betting trends for Sacramento Kings:
- Kings are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.