At 8:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (14-24) will host the New York Knicks (22-16) in a non-conference matchup. The Knicks are favored by 8.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 222.5.
This game will be played at the FedExForum in Memphis and can be seen on BSSE. New York is 6th in the Eastern Conference, while Memphis is 13th in the Western Conference.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +8.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-110 in favor of the Knicks.
- Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will New York Make it Happen on the Road?
So far, the Knicks have an overall record of 22-16 and are 6th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 6-7 compared to 16-9 against other Eastern Conference teams.
When playing on the road, the Knicks are 11-12 straight up and 12-11 ATS. They are favored by 8.5 points today and have an average scoring differential of +1.0 PPG on the road.
New York’s O/U record for the season is 18-19-1. In their last game, a 128-124 loss to the Mavericks, the teams combined for 252 points (O/U line of 234.5).
This season, the Knicks have been the favorite in 20 of their 38 games and have a record of 15-5 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring differential of +10.4 PPG.
Despite being the favorite, the Knicks failed to cover the spread in their last game (-5 vs. the Mavericks). They are 13-7 ATS as the favorite this season.
In terms of scoring, the Knicks are averaging 115.9 points per game this season, which is 14th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they have been even better, averaging 116.7 points per game.
When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Knicks are 10th in the league at 37% but are just 21st in field goal percentage overall. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the league.
Coming into today’s game, the Knicks’ defense is giving up an average of 112.1 points per contest. New York struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Mavericks, giving up 13. For the game, Dallas scored 128 points in the game.
Will Memphis Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?
The Grizzlies are 14-24 overall this season and are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 3-4 compared to 11-20 against other Western Conference teams.
As the home team, Memphis is 3-14 straight up and 4-13 against the spread. They are also 4-13 vs. the spread as the home team, with a four-game ATS losing streak.
On average, Memphis games have seen 222 points scored, and their O/U record for the season is 16-21-1. In 24 of their 38 games, the over/under line has been set higher than 222.5.
Memphis’ last game was a 128-119 loss to the Clippers. They were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the combined score of 247 points was higher than the over/under line of 225.
At 108.4 points per game, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in scoring. However, they are actually a better offensive team on the road, averaging 111.0 points per game compared to 105.2 at home. In terms of pace, Memphis is 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA at 44%. They are also 29th in true shooting percentage. Inside the arc, Memphis is shooting 51%, which is 28th in the league. From three-point range, the Grizzlies are 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
In terms of three-point shooting, Memphis is 5th in the NBA in three-point attempts per game but has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking 26th in both free throw attempts and makes per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Grizzlies are 21st in the league.
Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.1% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.6 points per game allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Clippers, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 55% leading to 128 points.