Last Updated Mar 11, 2022, 8:57 PM

New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Friday night with a compelling non-conference showdown between the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies. Coverage begins from FedExForum at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

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Score Prediction

Grizzlies 122, Knicks 110

Best Bets

Grizzlies -9.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Predictions

After finishing fourth in the East with a record of 41-31 SU last year, New York briefly kept that same ball rolling with another strong start to this season, as the Knicks opened with a sturdy 11-9 SU and 9-11 ATS run– which included tough victories over the Sixers (2), Bucks, Hawks, Bulls, and Lakers.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since mid-November though, considering New York enters Friday riding a miserable 17-29 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 18 of those contests.

On the other hand, Memphis stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Grizzlies opened with a lackluster 9-10 SU and 10-9 ATS skid – with nine of those losses coming by 10+ PTS.

The Grizzlies have arguably been the hottest team in basketball since that opening stretch though, considering Memphis boasts records of 36-12 SU and 35-13 ATS across their last 48 games – while scoring 115.9 OPPG and surrendering just 106.5 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Memphis here, as the Knicks are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last ten games, while tallying just 111.7 OPPG and allowing 111.3 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for an incredibly difficult road matchup against a Grizzlies squad that’s averaging 122.1 OPPG across their latest 10-4 SU stretch.

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Betting Odds

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Knicks vs. Grizzlies Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Southwest
  • Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Venue: FedExForum
  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • TV-Time: NBA TV - 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

New York Knicks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 28-38
  • ATS: 30-36
  • O/U: 33-33

New York seemingly caught the entire conference by surprise last season, as the Knicks finished fourth in the East with a sturdy record of 41-31 SU, before inevitably getting outmatched by Atlanta for the length of a quick five-game set to open the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this season though, considering New York ranks 12th in the East both straight-up and against the spread with records of 28-38 SU and 30-36 ATS – despite getting tagged as favorites in 32 matchups over the course of this season.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Analysis

  • SU: 45-22
  • ATS: 44-23
  • O/U: 35-31-1

After last year’s lackluster 38-34 SU showing, Memphis briefly flew under the radar with a 9-10 SU start to this season, inevitably getting tagged as underdogs in seven-of-ten matchups to open December – yet quickly stole the spotlight by posting a trio of upset victories and a 7-3 SU record across that window.

The Grizzlies have absolutely dominated since their opening stretch though, considering Memphis enters Friday riding an impressive 36-12 SU and 35-13 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 16 of those contests.

The Grizzlies are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games. (AP)

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Head-to-Head

The Knicks swept a two-game regular-season set against Memphis last year, with both matchups cruising over the total at an average of 242 PPG. The most recent meeting between these teams took place last month though, which resulted in another relatively high-scoring victory for Memphis (120-108, O 218).

Key Players to Watch

  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (20.1 PPG, 10 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (19.2 PPG, 5.8 REB, 2.9 AST)
  • MEM: Ja Morant - PG (27.5 PPG, 5.8 REB, 6.7 AST)
  • MEM: Desmond Bane - SG (17.9 PPG, 4.4 REB, 2.6 AST)

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Betting Conclusion

After extending their winning streak to three games with a blowout victory in Dallas on Wednesday night (W, 107-77), the Knicks hit the road for Friday’s contest as hefty underdogs against the Grizzlies at FedExForum – marking the eighth straight game New York has been an underdog in.

I’ll back Memphis here, as the Grizzlies are 10-4 SU and ATS in their last 14 games, while generating 122.4 OPPG and allowing just 112.4 DPPG across that window – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Knicks squad that’s scored 110 PTS or less in five of their last eight contests (111.4 OPPG).

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

  • The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Grizzlies are 11-5 SU in their last 16 matchups against New York.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the last nine Knicks' games.
  • The Grizzlies are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games.
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