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Knicks visit Grizzlies in hoops battle

New York KnicksMemphis Grizzlies
20-32February 18, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum29-23

The Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Knicks at FedExForum in NBA wagering action.

Memphis battles the Knicks, currently with a 20-32 mark (21-31 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-29 for the Grizzlies and 29-23 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New York Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The Grizzlies sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 89-87.

New York was a 106-101 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 207 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 11 rebounds but Sacramento still won, 106-101, over New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Memphis, they were an 86-81 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis earned an 86-81 victory over Orlando on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Zach Randolph at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 94.69 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 11 at 99.12 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.43% per game.

A few Knicks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New York's last 15 games
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Memphis is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Memphis's last 16 games
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
New York at New Orleans, Wednesday, February 19th
Memphis home to Los Angeles, Friday, February 21st