New York Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+8)
The Memphis Grizzlies will play the New York Knicks at FedExForum on Wednesday. Memphis opens this matchup as 8-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 226.
The Knicks faced the Wizards and notched a win by a score of 114-92 in their last contest of last year. With respect to fouls, the Knicks left the arena with 19 while the Wizards totaled 19 fouls. They made 9 of their 28 tries from long range. Washington finished the game at 76.5% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 17 attempts. In addition, Washington collected 37 boards (2 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Washington dished out 21 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 50.7% from the field on 35 out of 69 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in this game in addition to forcing 22 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Knicks converted 16 of 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. New York finished the contest with a 46.6% field goal percentage (41 out of 88) and converted 16 of their 39 3-pointers.
Alec Burks is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. Burks finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and totaled 8 dimes. He played 40 minutes and also collected 6 boards. He was able to score 10 points on 4 out of 7 shooting.
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New York enters this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 37-45 last season. They averaged 106.5 points per contest (26th in basketball) while going 43.7% from the field. The Knicks shot 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (1,082 of 3,029) and 74.4% from the free throw line. As a group, New York pulled in 46.1 boards per contest and totaled 1,793 assists last season, which was 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turned it over 13.3 times per game and as a group committed 20.4 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Knicks forced 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 20.4 fouls. They gave up 34.2% on three-point shots and they ranked 6th in the league in PPG from their opponents (106.6). The Knicks allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (3,154 of 7,050) and they relinquished 43.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They were ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists with 1,982 surrendered last year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood last year, the Grizzlies took a defeat with a final score of 110-96 when they played the Warriors. The Grizzlies were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 44 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Warriors had 17 fouls in this contest which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a clip of 65.0%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Memphis made 15 of 36 tries (41.7%). In all, the Grizzlies ended up going 34 out of 96 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.4%. The Grizzlies allowed the Warriors to knock down 41 out of their 104 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.4% for the matchup. They shot 37.7% from three-point range by shooting 20 of 53 and ended up going 8 out of 11 from the charity stripe (72.7%). In regard to attacking the glass, Memphis permitted Golden State to grab 70 in all (25 on the offensive glass).
Desmond Bane ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies for the matchup. Bane scored 25 points in his 44 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and had 7 rebounds.
Memphis had a win-loss mark of 56-26 last year. When it comes to offense, the Grizzlies hit 46.1% from the floor, which had them ranked 19th in the NBA. Memphis scored 9,480 pts throughout last season (115.6 per contest) and they snagged 49.2 boards per game. They earned an assist 26.0 times per game (6th in the league) and they lost possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies committed 19.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.4% from the free throw line.
The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court were 12th in the league in points given up per game with 109.9. They forced their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (10th in the league). The Memphis defense conceded 34.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (987 of 2,828) and opponents connected on 77.1% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 25.0 dimes and 43.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranked them 16th and 7th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+8)
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