Knicks vs. Grizzlies Odds & Pick 3/11/22
New York Knicks (28-38 SU, 30-36-0 ATS) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (45-22 SU, 44-23-0 ATS)
When: Friday March 11 2022, 08:00 PM (ET)
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennesee
Point Spread: NYK +9.5/MEM -9.5 (Opened MEM -9.5 at Pinnacle)
Total: 230 (Opened at 230.5)
Money Line: New York 350/Memphis -455
Probable Starting Lineups
New York Knicks PG Alec Burks, SG Evan Fournier, SF R.J. Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson
Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant, SG Ziaire Williams, SF Desmond Bane, PF Jaren Jackson Jr., C Steven Adams
New York Knicks
Nerlens Noel: Foot (OUT)
Cam Reddish: Shoulder (OUT)
Obi Toppin: Hamstring (QUESTIONABLE)
Derrick Rose: Ankle (OUT)
Quentin Grimes: Knee (OUT)
Kemba Walker: Conditioning (OUT)
Dillon Brooks: Ankle (OUT)
The Memphis Grizzlies host the New York Knicks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:00 PM ET at the FedEx Forum.
The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 28-38, placing them 12nd in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 34 road contests, sitting at 15-19. Over their last five games, the Knicks have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, New York is averaging 115.0 points per game, 9.0 points more than their season average of 105.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. The Knicks have been picking up wins, while holding opponents to an average of 105.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.8. In the New York Knicks’ most recent game, New York took down Dallas by a score of 107-77
The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 45-22, placing them 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, Memphis is above .500 at home, holding a record of 23-10. The Grizzlies have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Memphis is averaging 119.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 114.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Grizzlies have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 109.3. In the Memphis Grizzlies’ most recent game, Memphis took down New Orleans by a score of 132-111.
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Individual Player Analysis
As New York travels to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, the Knicks’ leading scorer is Julius Randle. Through 65 games, Randle is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 49.0% of his games. So far, the Grizzlies are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.17% of their games, placing them 13rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring, averaging 27 points across his 53 games. Throughout the season, Morant has outscored his season average in 49.0% of his outings. Given that New York’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Ja Morant should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Knicks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.45% of their games, giving them a rank of 25th among NBA defenses.
Heading into this matchup, the Memphis Grizzlies are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 24 of Memphis’s 67 games, leading to a winning percentage of 79%. So far, the New York Knicks have played 13 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 13 times, by an average margin of -10.0 points.
Heading into today’s matchup, the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies have met up for 1 game. Memphis took game one by a score of 120-108.
How the Public is Betting the Knicks vs Grizzlies
67% are betting the against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 232.0
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Grizzlies are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Grizzlies are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
The Memphis Grizzlies host the New York Knicks as 9.5 favorites. Despite being favored in a majority of their games, the Grizzlies have still posted an ATS record of 44-23. This includes going 21-12 vs the spread at home. On the other side, New York have covered in 4 straight games. I expect this trend to continue as the Knicks should be able to keep this one within reach. On the season, Memphis has been heavily reliant on attacking the paint. So far, this has been the strength of New York’s defense, as they are the 3rd ranked team in interior defense. Bet your Knicks/Grizzles pick and ALL your NBA bets this week for free by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus from one of many top tier books on our sportsbook bonuses page!
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