Grizzlies vs. Knicks - 1/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (5-31) at Memphis Grizzlies (24-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -14 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, TSOH
The New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies play Monday night at the FedExForum.
The New York Knicks have lost 11 straight games and are looking for their first road win since December 12th. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 93.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 10.9 points and 1.6 assists while J.R. Smith is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 assists. Jose Calderon is dishing out 4.2 assists and Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The New York Knicks remain the most disappointing team in the league and at this point are better off throwing in the towel on their season. The Knicks are showing no signs of improving on either side of the ball and certainly the key injuries aren’t helping. Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony are doubtful for this game with injuries.
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The Memphis Grizzlies hope to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 101.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 20 points and 8.2 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 18 points and 6.1 assists. Courtney Lee is shooting 49.8 percent from the field and Tony Allen is grabbing four rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to play inconsistent defense, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in six of their last nine games and are allowing teams to shoot 49.1 percent from the field in their last five games. Memphis is 13-4 SU on its home court this season. Zach Randolph is doubtful for this game with a knee injury.
The Knicks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
I hate heavy chalk but the New York Knicks have given us no choice this season and don't show any signs of improving. While I don't love the pick, the Grizzlies should win this thing in a blowout.