Saturday, October 29, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of +4 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 98.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 0-1. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 88.0 points per game and surrendering 117.0, good for a point differential of -29.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Mike Conley averages 24 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 1 rebound per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 19 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Memphis averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 55 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
New York averages 88 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -29 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 27th with 18 per game. The Knicks allow 117 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 64 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 31 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Knicks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 111.2 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 88.1 and they have a defensive rating of 117.1. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 42%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 46% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 15.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-0-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 0-1-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/28/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee "?" Saturday vs. New York
10/28/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Saturday vs. New York
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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