Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings - 12/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (12-17) vs Memphis Grizzlies (18-11)
Game Info: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Golden 1 Center)
Betting Odds: Sacramento Kings +2 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings meet Friday in NBA action at the Golden 1 Center. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Sacramento Kings look for a win after splitting their last 12 games.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 24.1 points and 6.8 assists, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 18.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Desmond Bane is dishing 2.3 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings are averaging 111.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.5 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 21.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Richaun Holmes is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 overall. The under is 11-4 in Kings last 15 home games. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Sacramento and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are still without a lot of key guys, but they continue to pile up the victories, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 11.4 points. The Sacramento Kings are inconsistent as all hell and not a team I trust against respectable teams. The Kings are allowing 50.5 percent shooting from the field in their last five games, and they lose by an average of 1.5 points at home. We're being asked to lay one bucket with the hotter, more consistent team. Give me the Grizzlies.
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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies -2
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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