Memphis Grizzlies (8-15) at New York Knicks (11-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since October 26-28. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19 points and 8.9 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Chandler Parsons is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five straight road games.
The New York Knicks look for a bounce back victory here to get back to a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 104 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 25.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 assists. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won eight of their last 11 home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Knicks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Knicks are likely going to be without Tim Hardaway Jr., but the Grizzlies are banged up as well, and getting back Porzingis is a big deal. The bottom line is the Grizzlies aren't a good basketball team and have had a hard time winning no matter who they play. The Knicks play with a lot of energy at home and have a lot of success. Getting their best player back should also help. I can't back the Grizzlies in their current form. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.