Friday, February 5, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 29-20 and a road record of 10-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. Memphis is 6-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-13. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-28 and a home record of 14-12. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -1.9. New York has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 15-18. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Mike Conley averages 14.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Memphis averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
New York averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 7th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 95.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks score 101.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-24-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-22-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-22-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 25-25-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/04/16 F Matt Barnes Hamstring "?" Friday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
02/04/16 PG Jose Calderon Groin is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Detroit
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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