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2021 NBA Handicapping
(31-38) Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies (36-33)
Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Time: 8:00 EST
Venue: FedEx Forum in Memphis Tennesse
NBA Moneyline Odds: Kings +135 | Grizzlies -160
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 227.5
Two Western Conference foes, the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies, will meet to play back to back nights before playing their final game of the regular season.
Sacramento will travel to Memphis to play Thursday and Friday then head home for their finale Sunday against Utah.
Memphis will host the back to back home stand before traveling to Golden State Sunday to take on the Warriors in their season finale.
The Grizzlies control their own destiny for a play-in spot as they currently sit in the 9th spot but could hop to 8th over Golden State.
The Kings will need some help to make it in as they are in 12th place and 2.5 games back from San Antonio in the final spot.
The Kings enter this back to back against the Grizzlies after just finishing up a back to back against OKC at home. Sacramento looked great in both games as they won Sunday by a whopping 126-98 margin and then again 122-106 Tuesday.
This team has now won 6 of their last 7 games to keep their playoff chances alive but it may be a little too late similar to the Phoenix Sun run from last year in the bubble.
Sacramento is averaging 114.0 points per game, 11th in the NBA while allowing 117.7 points per contest, 28th overall.
De’Aaron Fox leads the team in scoring at 25.2 points per game and is leading in assists at 7.2 per contest. Buddy Hield is second in scoring with 16.6 points per game. Richaun Holmes is the leading rebounder at 8.4 per contest and is averaging 14.5 points per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-4 in their last eight games. They got the win versus the Pelicans but the fact their last two victories came against clubs missing the majority of their core stars speaks to issues of consistency.
In spite of their struggles, now that Jaren Jackson Jr. is back on the court the defense is looking stronger and it should only be a matter of time before his presence equates to an uptick on the offensive side of the court.
In the win Monday, Jonas Valanciunas continued his hot streak with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds plus five blocks. Dillon Brooks led scoring with 23 points.
Although Ja Morant struggled to score (5 of 14) he still managed to register a double-double of 12 points and 12 assists.
As the Grizzlies close out the week they are trying to move up to the eighth seed. The play-in tournament offers the best shot to the teams who begin in the seventh or eighth seeds because if they lose they’ll get a second opportunity. Conversely finishing ninth or 10th means the team has to win or they are eliminated.
Grayson Allen is day-to-day with an abdominal injury while Sean McDermott is also day-to-day with a foot injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Kings are 6-1 SU in last 7 games
- Kings are 7-3 ATS in last 10 games
- Kings UNDERS are 8-2 in last 10 games
- Memphis is 5-5 SU in last 10 games
- Memphis is 4-6 ATS in last 10 games
- Memphis UNDERS are 6-5 in last 11 games
Free Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
This has the makings to be a back and forth affair from these two teams. Memphis has looked average of late, splitting their last 10 games. Sacramento has turned it on in hopes of sneaking into the play-in, winning 6 of their last 7 games including 2 straight blowouts over OKC.
The Grizzlies seem to have a firm grip over a play-in spot but could help themselves by finishing strong and jumping Golden State for the 8 spot.
Sacramento could need some outside help but they can definitely help themselves with 2 strong showings over a current playoff sitting team.
I’m taking the Kings here to keep their playoff hopes alive.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Kings ML
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