10:05 pm
December 21

Grizzlies @ Kings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (16-15)

@ Sacramento Kings (16-15)


Current odds:

Memphis Grizzlies: (+115)

Sacramento Kings: (-135)


The line for the game is Sacramento by 2 points.

Memphis center Marc Gasol went 4-of-13 from the floor in Wednesday’s loss and is averaging 11.8 points on 36.1 percent shooting in 10 games this month while insisting the team is still holding together. “Of course, we have urgency,” Gasol told reporters. “Of course, I mean, it’s not working out the way we wish but everyone in this locker room and from the coaching staff is on the same page and we want to win, and just (when the team goes) through rough patches, that’s when you hold onto each other even more.” Point guard Mike Conley (hamstring) returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday and scored 23 points on 7-of-19 shooting.

Sacramento remains one of the surprise teams of the first two months of the season and got strong efforts from its backcourt in Wednesday’s setback. Shooting guard Buddy Hield, 25, scored a career-high 37 points while knocking down 7-of-14 from beyond the arc and scored at least 20 points in each of the last five games to push his season average to a team-leading 19.9. Point guard De’Aaron Fox, 20, went for 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting on Wednesday while handing out 12 assists and is averaging 18.2 points and 7.4 assists.

The teams split the first two meetings, with Sacramento earning a 97-92 home win on Oct. 24.

StreakSmarter Pick
Sacramento Kings