At 8:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (18-28) will host the Sacramento Kings (26-18) in a Western Conference matchup. The Kings (-339) are favored by 8 over the Grizzlies (+264).

Memphis is 13th in the Western Conference, while Sacramento is 5th. The Kings have won three straight games, and the over/under line is set at 225.5.

SACRAMENTO KINGS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -8

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-105 in favor of the Kings.
  • Our projections have De’Aaron Fox finishing with De’Aaron Fox points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Kings finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.0% and knocking down 16 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Kings?

Sacramento has won three straight games as the favorite and is favored by 8 points today. In the Western Conference, the Kings are in 5th place with a record of 26-18.

This season, Sacramento has been the favorite in 34 of their 44 games. As the favorite, they have a record of 22-12 and are 17-17 against the spread. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 0.6 points per game as the favorite.

On the road, the Kings have an average scoring differential of +1.0 points per game. Their ATS record on the road is 14-8 compared to 10-12 at home.

In their last game, the Kings defeated the Mavericks by a score of 120-115. The O/U line for that game was 245.5, and Sacramento covered the spread as 4-point favorites.

This season, the Kings have an O/U record of 21-22-1, and their games have averaged 236.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 225.5.

When it comes to scoring, the Kings are 7th in the NBA with 118.7 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game.

Sacramento is 9th in the league in pace at 100.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Kings are 11th in the NBA at 47%.

So far this season, the Kings have made an average of 15.1 three-pointers per game, which is 3rd in the league. In terms of free throws, Sacramento is 23rd in the NBA with 16.4 made free throws per game.

At this time, the Kings’ defense is positioned 20th in the NBA, permitting 118.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Kings are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 27th in rejections, averaging 4.1 blocked shots each game.

Can The Grizzlies Secure a Home Victory?

In terms of their ATS record, the Grizzlies have covered the spread in four straight games. At home, they are 6-14 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -6.6 points per game.

As the underdog, Memphis has gone 12-21 straight-up and 16-17 ATS. Today, they are getting 8 points as the underdog. This season, they have been the underdog in 33 of their 46 games.

Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 19-26-1. Their games have averaged 220.6 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 225.5.

Memphis lost their last game to the Pacers by a score of 116-110. The combined scoring in that game was 226 points, which was below the O/U line of 228.5. The Grizzlies covered the spread as 8-point underdogs.

The Grizzlies are currently 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 18-28. In non-conference games, they are 6-7 and 12-21 against other Western Conference teams.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Grizzlies are one of the NBA’s most three-point reliant teams. They are 5th in three-point attempts per game at 39.2, but just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA at 107.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging just 105.2 points per game, which is last in the league.

Memphis is 14th in the NBA in pace at 98.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 26th in the NBA at 24.9 per game.

So far, the Grizzlies defense is giving up 112.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 12th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. So far this season, the Grizzlies’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 10th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.2 times per game vs. Memphis.