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Grizzlies vs. Kings 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 23rd

By Jeff Stinger

The Grizzlies dropped in form and picked up two consecutive road losses in the wake of an incredible 11-game winning streak. They take on the Kings for a fourth and final time in the regular season after picking up two wins. However, the Kings will try to hold their ground this time. Head coach Mike Brown has been performing well in recent weeks and won six of their last seven games. More than that, they have a shot at moving a step closer to the No. 2 seed and overtaking the Grizzlies who are in a precarious position at the moment.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Grizzlies vs. Kings face-off in this preview.

Grizzlies vs. Kings Game Information

  • When: Monday, January 23, 2023, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 590 The Fan (Grizzlies) // KHTK 1140 AM (Kings)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies (-1) // Kings (+1)

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Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?

There’s no question that the Grizzlies are one of the hottest teams now. They travel to California in full force, with leading scorers Ja Morant and Desmond Bane eager to close their series versus the Kings on a positive note. Morant is averaging 27.24 points per game while Bane trails him closely with 21.60 points per game. Furthermore, the former tops the team in assists with 7.89 per game.

As a team, the Grizzlies average 117.6 points per game on 47.2% shooting. They average 53.8% from the two-point range and maintain a respectable 35.0% from deep. Although the squad holds one of the worst free-throw shooting figures at 71.1%, it’s worth noting that they make up for the deficit elsewhere which is the defensive end.

Memphis is the top rebounding team in the league with 59.4 boards per game. Steven Adams leads this stat for his team with 11.44 rebounds per game in 41 appearances. He also provides some scoring depth with nearly nine points per game. More than that, the Grizzlies limit their opponents to 111.9 points per game on a league-best 44.4% opponent shooting.

Why Bet on the Sacramento Kings?

While the Grizzlies perform well, the Kings quietly make their way up the rankings. No one expected the franchise to make it to the Western Conference top three and the top of the Pacific Division with an understated lineup. Nevertheless, the combo of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis seems to be working well. With a healthy starting five and plenty of pace behind the squad, we anticipate nothing but action-packed basketball.

As a team, the Kings top the league in points with 120.0 points per game on a third-best 49.3% shooting. They achieve this with a league-best 58.5% two-point shooting and a very competent 36.7% from downtown. Sabonis averages 18.77 points with team-best figures of 12.64 rebounds and 7.30 assists per game. Meanwhile, Fox headlines the Kings’ scoresheet with 24.17 points per game.

Defensively, the Kings allow 117.1 points per game on 49.0% opponent shooting. The squad limits teams to 56.0% from two and 36.2% from three, while keeping total rebounds at 50.0 per game. There’s plenty of room for improvement here, but the Kings are capable of holding their own against championship contenders.

Grizzlies vs. Kings Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Grizzlies are 4-1 in the previous five games against the Kings (4-1 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Grizzlies’ last five road contests.
  • The Kings are 4-1 in the last five games at Golden 1 Center (3-2 ATS).
  • The Kings are 1-4 in the previous five home games against the Grizzlies (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of their last five home games.

Grizzlies vs. Kings Expert Betting Prediction

Sacramento hosts the game as underdogs here. Don’t let the numbers fool you, though. The Kings’ trend is on a positive trajectory in recent weeks. Mike Brown turned his squad into a menacing side enough to take on heavy hitters like the Grizzlies with a balanced lineup of scorers and quality defensive measures. Covering the spread should be doable for the hosts while maintaining solid chances of winning after snatching one earlier last year. However, if the Grizzlies pick up the pace early on and the hosts fail to keep up, this could be a tough one to call and could go down the wire.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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