Kings vs. Grizzlies NBA Prediction
The under has been highly profitable when the Kings and Grizzlies have met in previous matchups and the two teams will meet again in Memphis on Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET. Is the under the best play on the board tonight?
511 Sacramento Kings (+6) at 512 Memphis Grizzlies (-6); o/u 226.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, May 14, 2021
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
Sacramento Kings DFS Notes
Buddy Hield (left ankle) recorded a line of 21 points (8-of-15 FGs), three rebounds, six assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City. Hield wasn't officially cleared to play until just before tipoff, as he has been dealing with a sore left ankle recently. But he started and managed to play 31 minutes in the Kings victory, as they managed to keep their slim play-in tournament hopes alive for at least one more day. Since scoring just two points in a win over the Lakers back on April 30, Hield has made at least four 3-pointers in six consecutive games. Sacramento has an upcoming back-to-back in Memphis scheduled for Thursday/Friday, and that could prove problematic for Hield depending on the severity of his lingering ankle injury.
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Notes
Ja Morant played 29 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks, tallying 22 points (7-of-13 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three 3-pointers. After scoring a total of 24 points on 8-of-21 shooting in the two games prior, Morant matched that number with a far more efficient effort Tuesday night. While an exciting young point guard, he's been a bit of a disappointment this season when it comes to fantasy production. Ranked just inside of the top-200 in 9-cat for the season, Morant sits outside of that threshold over the last two weeks. At this rate, it would be a surprise if he matched his Yahoo ADP (30) in drafts ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Kings vs. Grizzlies Game Prediction
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Memphis and is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings overall. The under is also 7-1 in the Kings' last 10 gaes overall, is 16-5 in their last 21 road games and has cashed in 21 of their last 28 games after they allowed 100 points or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Grizzlies' last five games overall, is 36-15 in their last 51 home games and has hit in 17 of their last 25 games versus a team with a losing record.
NBA PREDICTION: KINGS/GRIZZLIES UNDER 226.5