Another inter-conference tilt is going to be played in the NBA on Sunday, November 27, and here you can read the best Grizzlies vs. Knicks betting pick and odds.
New York is hoping to avoid the fourth loss in five games when they welcome Memphis at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The Grizzlies are 4-point favorites on BetRivers NY, while the total is set at 231.5 points. These inter-conference rivals will face for the second time this year; the Grizzlies won the first meeting 115-112 in overtime at home.
Grizzlies destroyed the Pelicans at home
The Memphis Grizzlies (11-8, 7-12-0 ATS) did lose four of their last six games, but they were excellent in a 132-111 home victory over the divisional foes New Orleans Pelicans. Memphis scored even 44 points in the opening quarter and already had a 19-point lead entering the second. The Grizzlies made 18 triples opposite New Orleans’ ten, which was the biggest difference in this encounter. All the other segments were pretty much tied.
Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 25 points and four rebounds. Ja Morant recorded a double-double of 23 points and game-high 11 assists, along with four boards, Jaren Jackson had 20 points, four rebounds, and game-high three blocks, Steven Adams posted a double-double of 15 points and game-high 11 boards, while Brandon Clarke also had a double-double of 12 points and ten rebounds.
SG Desmond Bane (toe), SG Danny Green (knee), and SF Ziaire Williams (knee) are out indefinitely. PF Santi Aldama (illness) and PF Xavier Tillman (illness) are questionable to play against New York on Sunday.
Knicks fell short of the Blazers in OT
The New York Knicks (9-10, 8-10-1 ATS) returned home from a five-game road trip with three wins in the pocket and hoped for the second consecutive when they hosted the Portland Trail Blazers. However, the Knicks couldn’t do it as they fell short 132-129 in overtime, but will try to respond in the next six games as five of them they will be playing at MSG. The Knicks and Blazers were pretty tied in every key segment, but Portland had the advantage from the stripe as the visitors scored 38 free throws opposite New York’s 24.
Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 32 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Julius Randle had 23 points, six boards, and game-high three steals, RJ Barrett posted a double-double of 19 points, team-high ten rebounds, along with five dimes, while Immanuel Quickley contributed with 18 points, five dishes, and four boards.
PG Jalen Brunson (quad), PG Derrick Rose (toe), and SG Cam Reddish (groin) are questionable to feature on Sunday against the Grizzlies.
- 0-5 ATS in the last five games following an ATS win
- 7-19-1 ATS in the last 27 road games
- 9-2 ATS in the last 11 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game
- 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Pick
Memphis lost each of its last three road games, and following a heartbreaking loss to the Blazers at MSG, I am backing the Knicks to respond and get a win here. Containing Ja Morant won’t be easy for the hosts, but they also have offensive weapons in Randle, Barrett, and Brunson, and even though they fail to get a W, I am sure the Knicks will cover on Sunday. The Grizzlies do have a better offense and defense so far in the season, but New York owes Memphis for an OT loss earlier in the season in Tennessee.
Pick: Take the Knicks at +5.5 (-133)
New York has the 25th defense in the NBA that is allowing 116.4 points per game, while Memphis has the 8th-best offense in the league that is scoring 115.1 ppg. The Grizzlies allowed 110+ points in each of the previous five games, while that occurred in seven of the Knicks’ last nine games. The H2H meetings have been pretty high-scoring in recent years, and that’s why I expect to see another one on Sunday. Over is 6-0 in the last six H2H meetings, while Over is 4-0 in the Knicks’ previous four home games.
Pick: Go Over 229.5 points (-130)