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Knicks face Grizzlies: NBA odds preview

New York KnicksMemphis Grizzlies
Nov 16, 9:30 PM | FedExForum

New York Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

6-0TEAM RECORD6-1

The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Friday when they get a visit from the Knicks in basketball action.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 6-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New York is 2-3-1 on the totals; Memphis is 5-2.

View New York vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Memphis opened as 5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 189 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 110-106 victory for the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 9-rated squad against New York's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 15 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 11.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.3 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Knicks were a 104-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks got a 25-point performance from Raymond Felton as New York ran past San Antonio 104-100 on Thursday at AT&T Center.

The Grizzlies were a 107-97 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. Oklahoma City was scorched by Rudy Gay for 28 points as the Grizzlies defated the Thunder 107-97 in NBA action on Wednesday.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Knicks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Indiana, Sunday, November 18
Memphis at Charlotte, Saturday, November 17