Memphis Grizzlies takwill take New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 27th in NBA regular season action. The Grizzlies are currently in the third position in the Western Conference standings with an overall record of 11-8. They come into this game on the back of an emphatic 132-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The New York side come into this game in very inconsistent form, having lost two of their last five games. They are currently 9-10 and occupy the ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Grizzlies are in decent form, having won two of their last four. Their latest win came against the Pelicans with a scoreline reading 132-111. The Grizzlies have been a great offensive team, scoring 115 points per game on average and ranking in the top 10 consequently. They have been brilliant on the glass, claiming 48 boards per game, which is the second-most in the entire NBA. The biggest concern for them this season has been their free-throw shooting. They have only converted 70% of their free-throw attempts, which is the lowest in the entire league.
The Knicks' offense has delivered the goods, with the likes of Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson scoring buckets at will and at a great clip. But it has been their defense that has been letting them down this campaign. They have the worst perimeter defense numbers in the league. They are currently allowing nearly 40 three-point attempts to the opposition, out of which 14 are successful makes. Both of these statistics are the worst in the league. They are also allowing nearly 92 FGA per game, which is the second-worst record NBA wide.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Match Details
Fixture: Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks
Date & Time: Sunday, November 27, 6:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Injury Report
Desmond Bane is the only notable absentee for either of the teams tonight, as both are pretty much at full strength, barring a couple of selection toss-ups.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds & Spreads
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks Starting 5s
Memphis Grizzlies: PG Ja Morant SG John Konchar SF Dillon Brooks PF Jaren Jackson C Steven Adams
New York Knicks: PG J. Brunson (GTD) SG C. Reddish (GTD) SF RJ Barrett PF Julius Randle C M. Robinson
Grizzlies vs. Knicks Prediction
The Ja led Grizzlies have been superb on the offensive end, putting up lights-out performances and blockbuster basketball. The Knicks defense, on the other hand has been pretty poor, and hence doesn't stand much of a chance at stopping the high-flying Memphis stars. The Grizzlies should take this one.