The Memphis Grizzlies (18-32) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (32-18) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. Both the Grizzlies and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Grizzlies vs Knicks
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Grizzlies is coming off a loss to the Celtics in their latest game, ending with a score of 131-91. The Grizzlies turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 70-50.
As they prepare to face the Knicks, the Grizzlies are looking to improve their record of 18-32 and get closer to .500. Currently, they are 13th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Southwest division.
Memphis has an overall ATS record of 23-27 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Grizzlies hold an ATS record of 15-12 in contrast to a 8-15 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Knicks lost to the Lakers with a final score of 113-105. The first half ended in a tie, but the Knicks lost the second half to the Lakers 54-46.
So far this season, the Knicks are 32-18 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Knicks are 22-10 compared to 10-8 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, New York are currently above .500, at 31-19 ATS. During this season, New York has a 21-10 record against the spread as favorites and 10-9 as underdogs.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 106.9 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league with just 106.9 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.1 points per game.
So far this season, Memphis has scored below the NBA scoring average in 78% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league at 43%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 5th in the league in attempts but are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, Memphis is 15th in pace at 98.7 possessions per game.
Knicks Offense Breakdown
Through 50 games the Knicks are averaging 115 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA.
Heading into their game against the Grizzlies, the Knicks are averaging 115 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. So far, they have outscored the league average in 50% of their games.
At home, the Knicks are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 21st in the league. In terms of pace, they are 29th at 96.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, New York is 14th in both three-point makes (13.1) and attempts (35.5) per game. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their three-point attempts.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 113.1 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.5% and allowing 37.9% from beyond the arc.
Knicks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 30.0% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 109.3 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.0% and 35.7% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Knicks
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jaren Jackson Jr. will be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies, with 21 points and going 7/16 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.1 points per game, in addition to 5.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Jalen Brunson is our projected leading scorer for the Knicks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27.2 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Knicks Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 102 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, New York has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 114 points per game.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Memphis has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Knicks have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
For a point-spread bet in this Grizzlies vs. Knicks matchup, we’re leaning towards the Grizzlies at +13.5. Although our projections show the Knicks winning 113-112, we suggest placing your bet on the Grizzlies for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 213, and our model projects the Grizzlies and Knicks to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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