At 10:00 ET, the Kings (-451) will host the Grizzlies (+347) in a Western Conference matchup. The Kings are favored by 9.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 224.

Sacramento is currently 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 38-28, while Memphis is 13th in the West at 23-45. The Grizzlies have lost two straight games, and Sacramento is 2nd in the Pacific Division.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS SACRAMENTO KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -9.5

This game will be played at Golden 1 Center at 10:00 ET on Monday, March 18th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-98 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.7% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Grizzlies Defense Show Up on the Road?

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have lost their last two games and are 17-35 as the underdog this season. Today, they are getting 9.5 points on the spread. Against the spread, they are 28-24 as the underdog and 19-14 on the road.

In terms of their O/U record, the Grizzlies are 31-36-1 this season. The over has hit in their last two games and today’s line is set at 224 points. On average, their games have finished with 218.1 points.

Memphis is currently in 13th place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-45. In the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place. Against other Western Conference teams, the Grizzlies are 13-30 and 10-15 in non-conference games.

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Thunder by a score of 118-112. They were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for the game was 219.5.

This season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score, ranking 30th in the league at 105.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 108.5 points per game. Overall, Memphis has been held below the NBA scoring average in 79.4% of their games.

When it comes to shooting, the Grizzlies are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of two-point shooting, Memphis is 29th in both attempts and makes. From beyond the arc, they are 10th in three-point makes but are shooting just 34% (30th).

Coming into this game, the Grizzlies are 23rd in free throw makes at 16.1 per game. In terms of pace, Memphis is 16th in the league at 97.9 possessions per game. Overall, they are 23rd in assists with 24.9 per game.

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.0% and 37.8% from three-point territory.

Can Sacramento Pull Off a Home Win?

Sacramento’s over/under streak has reached four games, and today’s line of 224 points is lower than their season average of 235.1. The Kings have seen 60 of their 66 games with higher O/U lines than 224.

In their last game against the Knicks, the Kings were favored by 3.5 points but lost the game by a score of 98-91. The O/U line for that game was 217 points.

This season, the Kings are 38-28 overall and are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 26-17 and 9-6 against other teams in the Pacific Division.

Sacramento’s ATS record for the season is 33-33, and they are 13-19 ATS at home. As the favorite, the Kings are 20-25 ATS this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +1.6 points per game in these games.

The Kings are looking to snap a three-game losing streak vs. the spread as the favorite. As the favorite, they have a record of 28-17 this season. As the favorite, their O/U record is 20-25.

This season, the Kings are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 14.4 made threes per game (5th). However, they have struggled at the free-throw line, ranking 28th in free throws made per game.

In terms of overall scoring, the Kings are 8th in the NBA with an average of 118 points per game. At home, they are averaging 120.2 points compared to 116.0 on the road.

Sacramento is 10th in pace this season, averaging 99.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th in the league at 48%. When it comes to two-point field goal attempts, the Kings are 25th in the NBA.

The Kings’ defense is presently ranked 20th in the league, allowing an average of 117.1 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.5% and 39.1% from three-point territory.