Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Memphis Grizzlies (35-18) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they will try to beat the New York Knicks (24-27).
The Grizzlies faced off with the 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 122-119 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 15 while the 76ers accounted for 21 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of their 31 attempts from 3-point land. Philadelphia finished shooting 86.7% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of 15 tries. Furthermore, Philadelphia collected 35 rebounds (14 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Philadelphia earned 49 dimes and had 30 steals in this contest. In relation to defending, Memphis allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the floor on 49 out of 100 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists in this contest as well as creating 12 turnovers and having 14 steals. Concerning rebounding, they earned 48 with 15 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 19 of 28 shots for a percentage of 67.9%. Memphis ended having earned a 46.1% FG percentage (47 of 102) and knocked down 6 of their 30 3-point shots.
Desmond Bane is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. Bane finished the contest at 57.1% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 39 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 12 of 21 shooting.
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Memphis enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 35-18 this year. They have an average of 112.1 points per outing (4th in the league) while hitting 45.6% from the field. The Grizzlies are shooting 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (581 of 1,722) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 48.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,319 dimes for the year, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 14th in basketball in opponents PPG (108.5). The Grizzlies defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (2,109 of 4,658) and they concede 42.9 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 30th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,336 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Knicks went home victorious with a score of 116-96 when they played the Kings. The Knicks were able to pull down 39 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the game. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 12 steals for the matchup. The Kings committed 16 fouls in this contest which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 29 shots. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 79.3%. In reference to 3-point attempts, New York buried 13 of their 35 attempts (37.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Knicks shot 40 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Knicks permitted the Kings to knock down 37 of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.0% for the matchup. They shot 28.9% from beyond the perimeter via 11 of 38 and finished the game at 11 out of 22 from the charity stripe (50.0%). When talking about cleaning the glass, New York permitted Sacramento to pull down 27 in total (9 offensive).
Alec Burks was important for the Knicks in this matchup. Burks accumulated 21 points in his 26 minutes on the court and added 4 assists in the game. He buried 6 of 9 in this contest for a rate of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 24-27 this year. As an offensive team, the Knicks are hitting on 43.7% from the floor, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. New York has tallied 5,308 points for the campaign (104.1 per contest) and they grab 45.6 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.3 times per game (29th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Knicks have committed 19.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.7% from the charity stripe.
The New York defense gives up 34.7% on 3-pointers (664 of 1,914) and their opponents are connecting on 76.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 24.2 dimes and 43.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 14th and 10th in basketball. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 104.6. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (5th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York and under the total points
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