Sacramento Kings (25-18) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (17-27)
Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies 1/29/24 – The NBA season is underway and Sacramento Kings-Memphis Grizzlies clash on January 29, 2024 at 8 PM ET for what promises to be an exhilarating matchup. With 25-18 records between them and 17-27 records respectively, both sides hope for victory against one another and sports handicappers premium picks accordingly. Let us examine statistics, key players, betting odds and trends so that when placing our bets we make informed choices!
Sacramento Kings have proven themselves as an aggressive competitor this season, amassing 25 victories against 18 losses for an approximate winning percentage of 58% and scoring an average of 118.7 points per game on offense to show their dominance on court.
Memphis Grizzlies’ 17 wins and 27 losses is indicative of their more challenging season compared to Kings. Their winning percentage stands at approximately 38% which shows just how hard their season has been for them; offensively they averaged only 107.8 points per game suggesting an opportunity for improvement on offense.
Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies 1/29/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 29, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
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De’Aaron Fox (PG) vs. Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF)
De’Aaron Fox has been the cornerstone of the Sacramento Kings this season. Averaging 27.5 points and 5.6 assists per game, Fox leads in scoring and is also an indispensable playmaker with his versatility and 27.5-per-game scoring average and ability to penetrate defenses, create opportunities for his teammates, disrupt passing lanes, and grab 1.6 steals every game making him a multidimensional threat on both ends of the floor – but unfortunately does commit an average 2.5 turnovers each game which might give the Memphis Grizzlies’ defense an opening!
Jaren Jackson Jr. has quickly established himself as one of Memphis Grizzlies most versatile forwards, averaging 21.6 points and contributing defensively with 1.6 blocks per game while scoring at an astounding rate (39.4% three-point shooting, 39.4% free throw shooting and an average foul rate of 3.5) which poses challenges against opposing big men and provides great matchup potential against Sacramento Kings big men. But Jackson should remain aware that fouling might create free throw opportunities which Kings could capitalize upon.
De’Aaron Fox and Jaren Jackson Jr. face-off against each other on the court in an intense contest of opposing styles, where Fox will test Jackson’s defensive prowess while Jackson uses scoring and rim protection to test Fox’s offense creativity. If Fox can limit turnovers while creating scoring chances for teammates quickly enough to bring about wins for his Kings teammates then Jackson might just pull an upset win; conversely if Jackson dominates paint space by hitting threes efficiently then it might favor Memphis over De’Aaron Fox and vice-versa could happen quickly enough Grizzlies will come into a matchup where neither player will know exactly who wins or loses!
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds have yet to be set for this game, making it impossible for handicappers and sports betting enthusiasts to provide any specific recommendations at this stage; however, looking at team statistics and player analysis it appears the Kings may hold some advantage here.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
Sacramento Kings’ recent games have produced mixed results, going 2-3 over their past five. Yet against the spread, Sacramento was impressive as it managed a 3-1-2 mark over that span – especially on their road games where their 13-7 spread record suggests Sacramento are a formidable team. Furthermore, 3 of their last 5 totals going over suggests they tend towards high scoring encounters.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies have also shown inconsistency recently, going 3-2 over their past five games and holding onto a positive record against the spread with an 11-14 mark against it in road contests; yet only two out of their previous five totals went over, suggesting an apparent preference towards lower scoring contests.
Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies 1/29/24 Betting Picks
Sacramento Kings enter this game as clear favorites due to their stronger overall record and presence of De’Aaron Fox as an exceptional playmaker. But the Memphis Grizzlies mustn’t be discounted entirely as Jaren Jackson Jr has enough talent and can cause unexpected outcomes with their powerful lineup.
Given all of the possibilities, NBA matchup previews will keep an eye on betting lines released closer to game day. If the odds favor the Kings and taking them against the spread is appealing given their strong record in away games; furthermore, with both sides possessing enough offensive talent that the over on total points scored might provide another tempting wagering option for bettors.
Those looking for bets on this matchup must consider both teams’ recent performances as well as individual player matchups on court. Although statistically speaking the Kings have the advantage, one cannot overlook how disruptive and competitive this matchup may become; making this game must-watch viewing for NBA fans as well as an attractive betting opportunity.
Free Pick and Prediction: Sacramento Kings 115, Memphis Grizzlies 110.