Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction and Odds
Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction and Odds: Stats and Bookmakers predict a narrow win for the Sacramento Kings.
The Memphis Grizzlies (31-15) are set to lock horns with the Sacramento Kings (26-19) tonight at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The Grizzlies are 2nd in the Western Conference while the Kings are 3rd. Memphis would like to bounce back against the Kings after dropping their second straight game after a narrow loss to the Phoenix Suns. In the last fixture, Sacramento faced a 127-129 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis
The Memphis Grizzlies have won 3 of the last 5 away fixtures.
The wins came against teams like the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, and Charlotte Hornets. They lost to the Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers. The Grizzlies have an away record of 11-12 in the current season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Memphis Grizzlies have scored 123.0 points per game.
- The Memphis Grizzlies have conceded 113.6 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The Sacramento Kings have won 4 of the last 5 home fixtures.
The Kings won against the likes of the OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets (2 games), and Orlando Magic. The only defeat came against the Philadelphia 76ers. Sacramento has won 15 out of 25 home games as of now.
In the last 5 home games
- The Sacramento Kings have scored 124.8 points per game.
- The Sacramento Kings have conceded 112.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less:0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
The Sacramento Kings have the Momentum Edge
Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction: Attack and Defense Comparisons
The Memphis Grizzlies are playing with a scoring rate of 117.6 points per game. In shooting, the success rate stands at 47.2% for field goals and 35.0% for 3-pointers. The Grizzlies have an adjusted offensive rating of 115.8 in the last 5 away games
The Sacramento Kings have maintained a scoring average of 120.0 points per game, the highest among all sides. They shot 49.3% from the field and 36.7% from the 3-point line. The Kings have an adjusted offensive rating of 130.2 in the last 5 home games.
The Sacramento Kings have a clear upper hand in the attack.
The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 111.9 points per game so far. They played with an average of 49.3 rebounds, with 8.0 steals and 6.2 blocks per game. The Grizzlies have an adjusted defensive rating of 107.0 in the last 5 away games
The Sacramento Kings have conceded 117.1 points per game till now. They maintained an average of 42.1 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks are currently at 6.6 and 3.3 respectively. The Kings have an adjusted defensive rating of 115.7 in the last 5 home games
The Memphis Grizzlies are performing better than the Kings on Defense.
Grizzlies vs Kings Odds
- Sacramento Kings -2.5: (-107)
- Memphis Grizzlies +2.5: (-110)
- Sacramento Kings: -130
- Memphis Grizzlies: +120
- Sacramento Kings: 55%
- Memphis Grizzlies: 45%
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Kings vs Grizzlies Prediction: Last Game Analysis
Will the Grizzlies make a solid comeback?
The Memphis Grizzlies’ faced their second consecutive defeat in the last game against the Phoenix Suns. The Grizzlies had no answers for Chris Paul who looked brilliant after missing 7 straight games. It seemed like a one-sided affair in the early third quarter as the Suns were leading by 29 points. A 79-foot heave by Williamson reduced the deficit to 15 points. The Grizzlies tried hard to close the gap but couldn’t avoid the defeat by a margin of 2 points in the end.
Ja Morant looked in good touch again as he finished with 22 points and 8 assists. Brandon Clarke gave a contribution of 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
Can the Kings make it 2-2 against the Grizzlies this season?
It will be the fourth encounter between these two teams in the NBA 2022-23. The current record stands 2-1 in the favor of the Grizzlies. The Sacramento Kings faced a narrow defeat in the last game against the Philadelphia 76ers after securing an early lead. The Kings had a 21-point advantage in the second quarter. The 76ers bounced back but the lead stood at 10 points for Sacramento at halftime. A 15-7 run by Philadelphia at the end of the third quarter seemed decisive. The Kings tried their best to regain the lead but ended up facing a 20-point defeat in the end.
De’Aaron Fox led the scoring for the Kings with 31 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 9 assists. Harrison Barnes also played well and scored 27 points with 4 rebounds.
Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 102 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings are leading with 53 wins, while the Memphis Grizzlies won 49 fixtures.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 games were won by the Grizzlies and only 1 by the Kings. The previous clash took place this season on 1 January 2023. The Memphis Grizzlies won that matchup with a score of 118-108.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- The Sacramento Kings hosted 3 games and all of them were won by the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 228.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Sacramento Kings: 107.6
- Average Number of Points scored by the Memphis Grizzlies: 120.6
Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction: Players to Watch Out
De’Aaron Fox (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 24.2 | Assists Per Game: 6.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3
Domantas Sabonis (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 18.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.6 | Assists Per Game: 7.3
Kevin Huerter (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 15.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.3 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
Joe Morant (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 27.2 | Assists Per Game: 7.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.6
Desmond Bane (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 21.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.1 | Assists per game: 4.1
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 16.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.8 | Blocks Per Game: 3.3
Kings vs Grizzlies Winner Prediction
- Performance Advantage: Grizzlies
- Home Advantage: Kings
- Offensive Advantage: Kings
- Defensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- Overall: Grizzlies have the edge by a small margin
The Memphis Grizzlies will look to go all guns blazing against the Kings tonight. They won’t like to drop consecutive matchups after a streak of 11 winning games. On the other hand, the Sacramento Kings will have no margin of error against the Grizzlies if they want to secure a home win. The odds suggest a win for the Grizzlies but is expected to be a close battle.