Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks Pick
The Memphis Grizzlies (20-33) will travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks (10-41) in a cross-conference collision set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The game is set for a 1:00 PM start and will be televised on both FSN and MSG. The two teams last met in November where the Knicks defeated the Grizzlies 103-98 to pull an impressive road upset outright as an eight-point underdog.
Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks Overview
The Grizzlies enter into this contest off a 100-92 loss suffered in the Queen City on Friday at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. The Grizzlies closed as an eight-point underdog and managed to foster a push at the closing bell. Overall, Memphis has lost their last three matches and have won just one game in their previous ten outings. Despite this, Memphis stands at 3-0-1 ATS in their last four contests.
New York Knicks
The Knicks enter into this contest on the heels of a twelve-game losing streak. Most recently, the Knickerbockers were defeated by divisional rival Boston at home on Friday. The Knicks were beaten 113-99 and also managed to create a push closing as a 14-point underdog.
Reasons To Back Memphis
On the road, Memphis is a salty 8-19 SU on the season. Given their present nine-game skid outside of Memphis, the Grizzlies are in a position to be short-sold here as the favorite because they simply look as if they cannot be trusted given how they have fared as of recent. However, the Grizzlies are just the better basketball team here and will be the more motivated bunch as they will look to avenge the earlier season loss in Memphis.
Reasons To Avoid New York
The biggest story surrounding the Knicks is their recent trade of franchise Forward Kristaps Porzingis. While the Knicks have been without the services of “The Unicorn” for a majority of the season, it doesn’t help matters to know that the Knicks have entered into tank mode. This team has its sights set on a brighter future and has parted ways with any notion of prevalence in the present campaign. This makes them a prime fade target.
Grizzlies at Knicks Prediction 02/03/2019
By no means is this contest a match-up of NBA Finals participants but the fact remains Memphis is in position to finally get off the snide against a New York team that has clearly put up the white flag. The Grizzlies will find all cylinders firing here in the Big Apple, and they will defeat the Knicks by comprehensive margins to snap their away drought. Grizzlies win big and cover with style as they do so. Swallow the points.
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