At 7:30 ET, the Knicks (-1097) will host the Grizzlies (+680) at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are favored by 13.5 points and the over/under is set at 213.
Memphis comes into this non-conference matchup with a 5-game losing streak and a record of 18-32. They are 13th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Southwest Division. As for the Knicks, they are 32-18 and 4th in the East. They are also 2nd in the Atlantic Division.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +13.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-113 in favor of the Grizzlies.
- Our projections have Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with Jaren Jackson Jr. points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.9% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can Memphis Pull Off A Win at Madison Square Garden?
As 13.5-point underdogs, the Grizzlies are looking to snap their five-game losing streak. This season, they have been the underdog in 37 of their 50 games. Against the spread, they are 18-19 as the underdog and have failed to cover in their last two games on the road.
Memphis’ most recent loss came against the Celtics, where they were beaten by a score of 131-91. The O/U line for that game was 218.5, and the Grizzlies were getting 19.5 points as the underdog.
This season, Memphis has an O/U record of 20-29-1, and their games have averaged a combined 220 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 213, and 46 of their games have had higher over/under lines.
In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are currently in 13th place with an 18-32 record. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 12-23 and 6-6 against other teams in the Southwest Division. On the road, Memphis is 13-14 compared to 5-18 at home.
This season, the Grizzlies are the 30th ranked scoring team in the NBA at 106.9 points per game. When playing on the road, Memphis is averaging 109.1 points per game.
So far, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 22% of their games. In terms of pace, Memphis is 15th in the league at 98.7 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Grizzlies are just 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. However, they are 5th in three-point attempts and 9th in made threes at 13.5 per game.
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 113.1 points per contest. In their previous game, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled against the Celtics, giving up 131 points on a field goal percentage of 38%.
Will the Knicks Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 32-18. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.
New York’s ATS record for the season is 31-19, including a 16-8 mark at home and 15-11 on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last three home games and have an average scoring differential of +9.4 points per game at home.
As the favorite, the Knicks are 24-7 straight-up and 21-10 vs. the spread. Today, they are favored by 13.5 points and have gone 3-0 as the favorite vs. the spread.
In their most recent game, the Knicks lost to the Lakers by a score of 113-105. The O/U line for that game was 227.5, and New York was favored by 2.5 points. This was the 4th straight game for the Knicks that has gone under the O/U line.
On the season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 19-30-1, with 48 of their games having higher over/under lines than today’s line of 213. In their games this year, the average combined scoring is 224.3 points per game.
At home, the Knicks have been averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 21st in the NBA. New York has scored less than their average in two straight games and are 15th in the league in scoring overall. In terms of pace, the Knicks are 29th in the NBA at 96.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in the league in both attempts and makes. They have made 13.1 threes per game while shooting 36% from beyond the arc. In terms of two-point shooting, New York is 23rd in the league at 53%.
Despite being 29th in assists, the Knicks are 2nd in offensive rebounds. Overall, they are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. At the free-throw line, New York is 11th in makes and 10th in attempts.
So far, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 109.3 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.7% from downtown.