Grizzlies at Kings 12/21/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Memphis Grizzlies look to snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. The Grizzlies lost their fourth straight on Wednesday night falling to the Portland Trail Blazers 99-92. Memphis was outrebounded by Portland 53-36 in the loss. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies in the loss with 23 points.
Sacramento lost its second straight on Wednesday falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-113. The Kings were led in scoring in the loss by Buddy Hield with 37 points. The Kings were outrebounded by the Thunder 75-51. Sacramento shot just 41.8% from the field. The Kings at least handled the ball well committing just 13 turnovers to 19 by the Thunder.
Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies in scoring and assists with averages of 20.5 points and 6.5 assists per game. Marc Gasol is the leading rebounder and second leading scorer with averages of 8.6 rebounds and 16.2 points per game. Memphis is shooting 45.5% from the field and 34.7% from three-point territory.
Buddy Hield leads the Kings in scoring with an average of 19.9 points per game. De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 18.2 points and of 7.4 assists per game. The leading rebounder for the Kings is Willie Cauley-Smith with an average of 8.2rebounds per game. The Kings as a team are shooting 47.7% from the field and 38.6% from 3-point territory.
Sacramento has covered the number in 13 of its last 16 playing on one day’s rest and 4 of the last 5 played on Friday. The Kings have covered the number in 7 of the last 10 overall. Memphis is in a huge tailspin having gone 0-4 SU and ATS in its last four and failing to cover 5 of the last 6 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Sacramento Kings win and cover ATS 108-100.