Wednesday, May 18 2022

The Memphis Grizzlies continue their three-game road trip with a Wednesday night matchup against the New York Knicks. The Grizzlies have won 16 of their last 20 games, while the Knicks have lost six of their last eight. Memphis has also dominated this series over the years, winning 12 of the last 18 meetings against New York. 

Tip-off from Madison Square Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Grizzlies as four point road favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 217 in the latest Grizzlies vs. Knicks odds. Before you make any Knicks vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 62-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,500. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Grizzlies vs. Knicks and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Knicks vs. Grizzlies:

  • Grizzlies vs. Knicks spread: Grizzlies -4
  • Grizzlies vs. Knicks over-under: 217 points
  • Grizzlies vs. Knicks money line: Memphis -170, New York +145
  • MEM: The Grizzlies are 17-8 against the spread in road games
  • NYK: The Knicks are 13-14 against the spread in home games
Featured Game | New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Why the Grizzlies can cover

The Grizzlies feature one of the best offensive units in the NBA. Memphis is averaging 112.1 points per game on average, which ranks fourth in the league. Point guard Ja Morant paces the Grizzlies in scoring, averaging 26.4 points per game. Morant is knocking down 49.1 percent of his field goals this season, and he’s scored 30 or more points in seven consecutive games. 

Guard Desmond Bane has also been a solid contributor for the Grizzlies this season. The 23-year-old is averaging 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Bane dropped a career-high 34 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three steals in Monday’s overtime loss to Philadelphia. 

Why the Knicks can cover

The Knicks have notable strengths on both sides of the floor, headlined by the ability to wall off the paint on defense. New York is No. 2 in the NBA in points allowed in the paint, giving up only 41.3 per game. New York is above-average in free throw attempts allowed, defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed and fast break points allowed. Memphis is No. 28 in the NBA in 3-pointers on offense, and the Grizzlies struggle to prevent 3-point shooting and assists on defense. 

New York is very potent on the offensive glass, securing 28.7 percent of missed shots, and the Knicks are in the top five in second-chance points at 14.4 per game. New York is also above-average in free throw creation, ball security and 3-point accuracy this season.

How to make Grizzlies vs. Knicks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 212 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Knicks vs. Grizzlies? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  



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