Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 8-15. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 98.1 points per contest while giving up 101.0 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 11-12. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-14-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/04/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Wednesday vs New York
12/04/17 F Chandler Parsons Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs New York
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/03/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
12/03/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 17.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Courtney Lee averages 12.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Enes Kanter averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.91 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101 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 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 19th in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Knicks are 7th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Knicks surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Memphis is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
New York is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The Knicks are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +2.5
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