Friday, April 7, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 30-48. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 42-37. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 41-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-41-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 40-39-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-40-1 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/05/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Back missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Washington
04/05/17 F Lance Thomas Hip is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Washington
04/02/17 PG Derrick Rose Knee out for season
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/06/17 PG Mike Conley Eye "?" Friday vs. New York
03/31/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.59 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 25th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 92.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2.5
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