Grizzlies vs Knicks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -2
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Marcus Morris and the New York Knicks (13-34, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (22-24, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. New York opens this contest as 2 point dogs. The over/under is set at 224.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 24-21-1 ATS. New York is covering 53.2% of the time, going 25-22-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
01/28/20 SF Jae Crowder Knee is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Denver
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Ja Morant averages 17.6 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jaren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Julius Randle averages 18.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Marcus Morris averages 19.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Memphis averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 27.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 111.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. New York is 28th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Memphis is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New York is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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