Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Betting Preview

02 / 06 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The Memphis Grizzlies (18-32) battle with the New York Knicks (32-18) for the second time this season on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30 PM ET at Madison Square Garden for this NBA betting opportunity. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has the Knicks as favorites to succeed with a point spread at -14.5 (-111).

When: February 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York

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Memphis Grizzlies Preview

The Grizzlies are currently on a five-game losing skid and have another tough matchup ahead. In their most recent defeat, they fell to the Boston Celtics in a 131-91 blowout, where the Grizzlies turned the ball over 21 times.

As if the Grizzlies were not already in desperate need of a scorer after losing their top two to injuries, they were without Jaren Jackson Jr. (22.1 PPG, 5.6 REB) in their blowout loss to the Celtics. He is doubtful for this matchup, which will be another disappointing moment for their offense.

The Grizzlies’ offense is currently positioned at the 30th spot, averaging 106.9 points per game. On top of that, they also hold the 30th rank in offensive efficiency, registering a 107.6 rating. The absence of Jackson Jr. exacerbates this situation, as his contribution typically provided them with a scoring opportunity exceeding 20 points from an individual.

On the defensive end, the Grizzlies allow an average of 113.1 points per game, placing them at the 13th spot. Defensively, they hold the eighth rank with an efficiency rating of 113.8. Their pace of play is at the 13th position, with a rating of 99.0, and any additional injuries could potentially impact this aspect.

New York Knicks Preview

The Knicks recently had their nine-game win streak snapped in their last game. This was a 113-105 performance against the Los Angeles Lakers, with Jalen Brunson scoring 36 points in the Knicks defeat.

Brunson is averaging 27.3 points and 6.5 assists per game, leading the Knicks’ offense. In addition, he shoots 48.1 percent from the field and makes 83.5 percent of his foul shots.

The Knicks average 115.0 points per game, ranking 15th in the league. Their offensive efficiency stands at ninth with a rating of 118.9, and they maintain one of the slower paces in the league, ranking 28th at 96.8.

Defensively, they hold the second position by limiting opponents to an average of 109.3 points per game. Their ability to make defensive stops ranks seventh with a rating of 112.9, which should bode well for their chances at success.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook provides the best NBA betting opportunities for Tennessee bettors. In this showdown, the New York Knicks are favorites at home. They currently have an 83.5 percent chance of winning, according to market analysis.

Memphis Grizzlies: +670

Spread: +14.5 (-114)

New York Knicks: -1299

Spread: -14.5 (-111)

Totals: Over 212.5 (-113), Under 212.5 (-112)

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