Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on NBA TV. The Memphis Grizzlies look to end a 3-game win streak by the New York Knicks as the two teams collide at the FedEx Forum tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 11.03.2022 at 8:00 PM
- Location: FedExForum, Memphis
The Grizzlies responded well to their embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets as they routed the New Orleans Pelicans 132-111 on Tuesday. In what was one of their highest scoring first halves of the season, Memphis put up 77 past the Pelicans in the first 24 minutes of play and the game was pretty much over.
JA Morant played just 27 minutes and finished with 24 points and 8 rebounds, while 2 other starters scored 22 points. They’ve already beaten the Knicks 120-108 earlier in the season at Madison Square Garden and are looking to complete the season sweep here.
In their last 9 games when hosting the Knicks they are 7-2 SU and in their last 8 games at. FedEx Forum they’ve covered the spread 7 times. With playoff seeding on the line, we can expect Morant and co. to bring their best effort here and if that’s the case the Knicks don’t stand much of a chance.
New York Knicks
Even though the Knicks are showing signs of life with 3 wins in their last 3 games, their season is pretty much in the books as they are 3.5 games back from 10th placed Atlanta and a potential play-in tournament spot.
They are coming off an impressive 30-point win over the Dallas Mavericks on the road, with Julius Randle dropping 26 points and all 5 starters scoring in double figures. Not a lot of people saw this coming, especially not with the injury situation surrounding the team at the moment.
Nerlens Noel and Cam Reddish are the latest players to be ruled out with foot and shoulder injuries, while Obi Toppin is questionable with a hamstring injury. There’s still no news on Derrick Rose coming back, if he is able to return soon then maybe the Knicks can make a run for it?
Memphis is one of the most reliable teams when betting against the spread season with a 44-23 record. At home they are 21-12 ATS and have won 23 of those 33 games. With their superior head-to-head record vs the Knicks, I think they’re double digit favourites for a reason here. Back the home team to cover.
Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks Predictions & Odds
Tonight’s projected total has been set at 230.5 points, which sounds a bit high considering that number has been surpassed only twice in head-to-head meetings between these two teams in the last 10 seasons.
The earlier game this season ended with 228 points and the previous 10 meetings have averaged 212.1 points per game. It’ll be a battle of contrasting styles as Memphis ranks 4th in pace of play, while the Knicks are only 25th averaging 98.5 possessions per game compared to the Grizzlies’ 102.6 per game.
As we get closer to the final month of the season, we’ll see more and more teams trying their best to tighten things up ahead of the postseason as we all know that whoever plays the best defense is likely going to go the furthest in the playoffs.
Right now Memphis ranks 7th in defensive efficiency while the Knicks are 11th. We’ll see both those numbers get tested here, I think that after holding their last 2 of 3 opponents to under 100 points the Knicks could hold Memphis to a reasonable amount here. Let’s go with the under.