Friday, January 28 2022

Who’s Playing

Sacramento @ Memphis

Current Records: Sacramento 8-12; Memphis 9-10

What to Know

This Sunday, the Memphis Grizzlies are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 116.37 points per game. They will look to defend their home court Sunday against the Sacramento Kings at 6 p.m. ET. Sacramento will be strutting in after a win while the Grizzlies will be stumbling in from a loss.

It’s never fun to lose, and it’s even less fun to lose 132-100, which was the final score in Memphis’ tilt against the Atlanta Hawks this past Friday. Memphis was down 105-66 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard John Konchar (17 points) was the top scorer for Memphis.

Meanwhile, it may have taken triple overtime to finish the job, but Sacramento ultimately got the result they were hoping for this past Friday with a 141-137 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The score was all tied up at the break 43-43, but Sacramento was the better team in the second half. They got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was shooting guard Tyrese Haliburton out in front shooting 5-for-9 from downtown and finishing with 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Grizzlies are expected to win a tight contest. Now might not be the best time to take Memphis against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.

Memphis got away with a 107-106 win when the two teams previously met in May. Will they repeat their success, or does Sacramento have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Grizzlies are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Memphis have won 12 out of their last 21 games against Sacramento.

  • May 14, 2021 – Memphis 107 vs. Sacramento 106
  • May 13, 2021 – Memphis 116 vs. Sacramento 110
  • Feb 14, 2021 – Memphis 124 vs. Sacramento 110
  • Feb 28, 2020 – Sacramento 104 vs. Memphis 101
  • Feb 20, 2020 – Sacramento 129 vs. Memphis 125
  • Jan 02, 2020 – Sacramento 128 vs. Memphis 123
  • Dec 21, 2019 – Memphis 119 vs. Sacramento 115
  • Jan 25, 2019 – Sacramento 99 vs. Memphis 96
  • Dec 21, 2018 – Sacramento 102 vs. Memphis 99
  • Nov 16, 2018 – Memphis 112 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Oct 24, 2018 – Sacramento 97 vs. Memphis 92
  • Apr 06, 2018 – Sacramento 94 vs. Memphis 93
  • Jan 19, 2018 – Memphis 106 vs. Sacramento 88
  • Dec 31, 2017 – Memphis 114 vs. Sacramento 96
  • Mar 27, 2017 – Sacramento 91 vs. Memphis 90
  • Jan 20, 2017 – Memphis 107 vs. Sacramento 91
  • Dec 31, 2016 – Memphis 112 vs. Sacramento 98
  • Dec 16, 2016 – Sacramento 96 vs. Memphis 92
  • Mar 02, 2016 – Memphis 104 vs. Sacramento 98
  • Jan 30, 2016 – Memphis 121 vs. Sacramento 117
  • Nov 03, 2015 – Memphis 103 vs. Sacramento 89



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