Knicks vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Are the New York Knicks a bad bet to cover the point spread tonight when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: New York. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are now 1.5-point road favorites to beat the Grizzlies, who opened as 4-point home favorites. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 203 but was bet down to 202.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: New York. As of Wednesday evening, 52% of betting tickets are on the Knicks and 61% of the money is on New York to cover the spread tonight. As for the total, 68% of the betting tickets are on the over and 71% of the money is on the under.
Injury Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) is probable for the Knicks but the Grizzlies have injury problems. Not only is Mike Conley (heel) and Chandler Parsons (knee) out, Marc Gasol (illness) is also questionable.
Who We Like: Memphis. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Knicks are just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games against Memphis. New York is also 1-5 at the betting window in its last six games in Memphis and 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
On the other side, the Grizzlies are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +1.5