Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks - 10/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (1-0) at New York Knicks (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks meet Saturday night in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 24 points and four assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds. Marc Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and James Ennis is grabbing six rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 45.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies look to start 2-0 for the second time in three seasons. Chandler Parsons and Tony Allen are questionable.
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The New York Knicks look for a bounce back performance after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The New York Knicks are averaging 88 points on 36.8 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 19 points and five rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 17 points and one assist. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is grabbing six rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks haven’t started 0-2 since the 2009-10 season. Ron Baker is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Grizzlies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
MSG should be a mad house for the home opener, as this Knicks team has star power for once and actual playoff expectations. I expect the Knicks to play better than they did against the Cavs, and the shotmaking ability should give the Grizzlies trouble. The Knicks should win this game and cover the reasonable line.