Grizzlies vs Kings Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 1, 2023

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The Memphis Grizzlies (22-13) host the Sacramento Kings (19-15) at FedExForum, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The Kings are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. The point total for the matchup is set at 239.5.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Kings

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -178 odds to pick up the win, while the Kings are listed at +150 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Kings Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Kings Betting Trends

In the Grizzlies’ 35 games this year, they have 17 wins against the spread. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 28 games this year and has walked away with the win 21 times (75%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 34 opportunities (47.1%).

The Kings are 19-14-1 against the spread this season. Sacramento has won six of the 17 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (35.3%). Kings games this season have eclipsed the over/under 16 times in 34 opportunities (47.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Grizzlies Leaders
Ja Morant 30 27 6.1 8.1 1 0.2 1.7
Desmond Bane 17 21.8 4.6 3.7 0.6 0.3 3.1
Dillon Brooks 32 17.3 3.4 2.8 0.8 0.1 2.3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 19 15.9 6.1 0.8 1.1 3.2 1.5
Brandon Clarke 35 10.1 5.5 1.1 0.5 0.7 0


Kings Leaders
De’Aaron Fox 31 23.6 4.7 5.9 0.9 0.4 1.7
Domantas Sabonis 33 18.6 12.3 6.7 0.8 0.5 0.5
Kevin Huerter 33 15.7 3.2 2.8 1.1 0.3 2.9
Malik Monk 34 14.5 2.3 3.9 0.6 0.1 1.9
Harrison Barnes 34 13.6 5.3 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.1
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Grizzlies vs. Kings Injury Report

Kings: Malik Monk: Questionable (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

On offense, Memphis is posting 115.4 points per game (eighth-ranked in league). It is giving up 111.2 points per contest at the other end of the court (eighth-ranked). The Grizzlies are scoring 118.4 points per game this season in home games, which is 5.9 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (112.5). The Grizzlies have been racking up 116.1 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 115.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

With 11.4 three-pointers per game, Memphis is 20th in the NBA. It has a 34.3% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 21st in the league. The Grizzlies have taken 63.9% two-pointers and 36.1% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 73.5% are two-pointers and 26.5% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Sacramento Kings

In 2022-23, Sacramento is second-best in the league on offense (118.3 points scored per game) and ranked 24th defensively (116.7 points allowed). The Kings are putting up more points at home (122.3 per game) than away (113.7). While the Kings are posting 118.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their past 10 games, amassing 117.1 points per contest.

Sacramento is seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13.2 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). In 2022-23, the Kings have attempted 42.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 57.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31% of the Kings’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 69% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we project that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 239.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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