The Kings and Grizzlies are set to face off at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Grizzlies will host the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 236 points, and the Grizzlies are favored to win at home vs. the Kings.


The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -2

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 155-126 in favor of the Grizzlies.
  • Our projections have Derrick Rose finishing with Derrick Rose points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.9% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will Sacramento Shock Everyone at FedExForum?

As the Kings get ready to take on the Grizzlies, they are the slight 2-point underdogs on the road. Sacramento is currently 2nd in the Pacific Division and 5th in the Western Conference on a record of 18-12.

Against the spread, the Kings have failed to cover in two straight games as the underdog. For the season, they have gone 4-2-0 ATS as the underdog and 8-6 on the road.

So far, 15 of Sacramento's 30 games have gone over the OU lines. Today's average over/under line of 235.6 is just below their average point total of 235 points per game. Their over/under record for games above 236 is 8-7.

In their last game, the Kings picked up a 117-110 win over the Hawks as 2-point favorites. The combined 227 points was well below the 252-point over/under line.

In their last game, the Kings scored 117 points, which is what they are averaging per game this season (117.4). The Kings have been focused on taking three-pointers this season, averaging 41.6 per game. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc this season.

Coming into today's game, the Kings' defense is giving up an average of 117.6 points per contest. The Sacramento defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Sacramento.

Are the Grizzlies Ready for a Home Win?

With an overall record of 10-21, the Grizzlies will look to pick up a win at home today as 2-point favorites over the Kings. Memphis is currently in 13th place in the Western Conference and 4th in the Southwest.

Against the spread, the Grizzlies have failed to cover in each of their last two games and have gone just 4-9 ATS at home this season. As the favorite, Memphis is 5-5 on average, but they have been the underdog in 21 of their 31 games.

So far, Memphis games have averaged 220.8 points per game, and their over/under record for the season is 13-18. Today's line of 236 points is slightly higher than their average over/under line of 223.8. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than 236, the Grizzlies are 1-1.

When playing at home, the Grizzlies have dropped each of their last two games both straight up and against the spread. For the season, they are just 2-11 at home.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies scored 106 points against the Clippers. They shot 43.7% from the field and made 13 three-pointers. For the season, the Grizzlies are shooting 43% from the field, which is the 30th best mark in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 29th in percentage and 11th in made threes.

Currently, the Grizzlies' defense holds the 13th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.0% and allowing 38.5% from beyond the arc.