Memphis Grizzlies Vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Sacramento Kings Prediction

The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 06:00 PM ET at the FedEx Forum (Memphis). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

  • Date: Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM CST
  • Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • TV: Bally Sports Southeast, NBC Sports California

Match Prediction Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies

This game promises to be a high-scoring battle, with both teams exchanging blows throughout. Ultimately, I believe the Grizzlies’ superior defense and home-court advantage will give them the edge. However, the Kings’ offensive firepower and recent momentum shouldn’t be underestimated. Expect a close game with the Grizzlies pulling away late.

Final Score Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies 112 – Sacramento Kings 107

Head to Head

  • Overall Record: Memphis Grizzlies 42-28
  • Home record: Memphis Grizzlies 22-13, Sacramento Kings 16-15
  • Away record: Memphis Grizzlies 20-15, Sacramento Kings 12-13
  • Average points per game: Memphis Grizzlies 106.3, Sacramento Kings 100.9
  • Last 5 meetings: Memphis Grizzlies 3-2

Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview

This matchup pits two exciting young teams against each other, both vying for a strong playoff push in the Western Conference. The Memphis Grizzlies, currently sitting at 5th in the West with a 22-15 record, boast a stifling defense (ranked 6th in the league) and an MVP-caliber performance from Ja Morant (averaging 28.3 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.0 rebounds per game). However, their inconsistency on offense (19th in points per game) and reliance on Morant could be their downfall.

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings are on the rise, having snapped a 5-game losing streak with a thrilling win over the Phoenix Suns. Their dynamic duo of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis is averaging a combined 48.3 points, 14.2 assists, and 14.5 rebounds per game, propelling their offense to 10th in the league in scoring. While their defense remains a concern (27th in points allowed), their newfound confidence and improved offensive firepower make them a dangerous opponent.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Sacramento Kings Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Memphis Grizzlies -180, Sacramento Kings +155
  • Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5
  • Over/Under: 238.5

Betting Trends:

  • The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS when favored by 4 points or more this season.
  • Memphis’ games have gone over the total in 15 out of 29 opportunities (51.7%).
  • The Kings are 8-5 ATS at home this season.
  • Sacramento’s games have gone under the total in 12 out of 20 home games (60%).

FAQs for Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies

How popular is the Memphis Grizzlies?

The Grizzlies currently play their home games at the FedExForum arena in downtown Memphis. During the 2021/22 NBA season, the average regular season home attendance for a Grizzlies game was 15,775, and total attendance for that season amounted to 646,785.

How is the Memphis Grizzlies a West Coast team?

Now, you may be asking how can it be that the Grizzlies play in the west when the state that they reside in is very much in the east. The answer to that question is simply because the Grizzlies were once based in Vancouver which is as West as you can be without ending up in the Pacific Ocean.

What is Memphis Grizzlies known for?

The Memphis Grizzlies (referred to locally as the Grizz) are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The Grizzlies play their home games at FedExForum.

Why is Memphis called Grizzlies?

Of course, “Grizzlies” already had some history in Memphis, being the unofficial but well-liked and oft-used nickname of the Memphis Southmen, the World Football League team that operated here in 1974 and 1975 — a team, originally intended for Canada, that used a roaring grizzly bear as its logo.

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The Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings is a must-watch game for NBA fans, with both teams boasting exciting young talent and playoff aspirations. While the Grizzlies are favored, the Kings have the potential to pull off an upset. Tune in on January 1st to see who comes out on top!

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