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Grizzlies visit Knicks in hoops battle

Memphis GrizzliesNew York Knicks
10-15December 21, 2013, 12:00 | Madison Square Garden8-17

The Grizzlies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden on Saturday in NBA action.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 6-18-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 9-16 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Memphis is 12-13 on the totals; New York is 13-12.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Knicks and the No. 23-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 86-85 result in favor of the Knicks.

Memphis was a 105-91 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 196 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Memphis suffered a 105-91 loss against Dallas on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Tony Allen in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

The Knicks were a 107-101 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks got a 29-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past Milwaukee 107-101 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 94.96 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.68 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 42.95% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.64% per game.

A few Grizzlies at Knicks trends to consider:
Memphis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
New York is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games
New York is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Utah, Monday, December 23rd
New York at Orlando, Monday, December 23rd