Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 20-21 and a road record of 9-13. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 22-19 and a home record of 14-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.9 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
New York averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Memphis averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-16-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 21-19-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-21-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/15/16 F Carmelo Anthony Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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