Knicks vs. Grizzlies - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (29-20) at New York Knicks (23-28)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +3 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing eight rebounds and Mario Chalmer is dishing four assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last eight road games. Matt Barnes is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The New York Knicks need a big win after losing seven of their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14 points and 1.9 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Langston Galloway is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Knicks know they need a win to stop the bleeding and keep themselves somewhat in the playoff race heading into the All Star break. Memphis can struggle to score at times and hasn't been great on the road. I'll take the free bucket here.