Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s NBA game. After beating the LA Lakers in 3 overtimes, the Sacramento Kings continue their road trip with a visit to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It was a grueling game on Friday as the Kings pulled out a spectacular win over the LA Lakers 141-137 after 3 extra sessions of basketball. De’Aaron Fox played 53 minutes and scored 34 points in the win, to go along with his 8 assists. Buddy Hield made some timely baskets in the extra sessions and finished with 25 off the bench for the Kings who were without their veteran leader Harrison Barnes. He is once again doubtful for tonight’s game with a foot injury, they could use him as 5 players played 35+ minutes against the Lakers. Sacramento has enjoyed a decent run against Memphis lately by covering 5 times in the last 6 games. This team is a covering machine on the road, in their last 19 games they are 14-5 ATS.
I’m a bit surprised the Grizzlies enter tonight’s game as 1.5 point favorites as they’ll be without their best player Ja Morant who sprained his knee against the Atlanta Hawks a couple of nights ago. Without Ja, the Grizzlies completely collapsed against the Hawks at home and lost by 32 points for their 3rd defeat in 4 games. The extent of the injury is unknown, Memphis fans are fearing he could be lost for the entire season. Jumping to conclusions is not something we should do though, so let’s wait for more info from the medical staff. Morant will most likely miss tonight’s game, which is bad news for the team that’s covered the spread just 3 times in 9 games.
Even though their legs will be heavy after that long game on Friday, the Kings should be the favorites here. Without Morant, Memphis might be one of the worst teams in the NBA as they rely on him for pretty much every possession on offense. Kings have a new coach in charge and the improvements are already visible. Back the Kings to win their 3rd in a row here.
Memphis Grizzlies – Sacramento Kings Odds
Memphis Grizzlies – Sacramento Kings Predictions
Sacramento +1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds
Scoring has never been an issue when these two teams play each other. They’ve averaged 222.9 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 224.2 per game in the 3 most recent ones. Memphis is one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA right now, in their last 3 games they’ve given up 125.3 points per game. Sacramento isn’t far behind allowing 120 per game in their last 3 and 115.3 per game on the road this season. Kings road games have gone over the total 6 times in 10 games, while Memphis home games are 7-4 on the O/U. Without a healthy Morant the Grizzlies might not score a ton here, but they’ll surely allow enough to push us over the total, just like they did against the Hawks in their last game. These are the 11th and 12th fastest paced offenses in the NBA this season, I think we are in for a high scoring affair in this one. Back the over.
Over 225.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365