Knicks vs. Grizzlies Prediction and Odds (Back Grizzlies Against Surging Knicks)

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. / Justin Ford/GettyImages

The New York Knicks have found new life and will take their renewed energy down to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies tonight. The Grizzlies are 6-4 and are battling for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference right now. With the Warriors back in the win column, this game is very important in the playoff picture.

The Knicks, as our Peter Dewey pointed out earlier this week, still have a chance to make the play-in game. They would need to go on an insane run to finish the season, with wins like tonight being necessary. Can they get the job done?

Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Odds, Spread and Total


  • Knicks: +9 (-110)
  • Grizzlies: -9 (-110)


  • Knicks: +325
  • Grizzlies: -425


  • 229 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Knicks vs. Grizzlies Prediction and Pick

The New York Knicks have come alive in the last three games. They have found a way to maintain double-digit leads and hold onto wins. However, in true Knick fashion, this is the time they start to disappoint -- right when your hopes are up.

Over the last five games, the Knicks have the third best net rating in the league, but the Grizzlies are still fifth in the league. The difference between the two is 3.5 points. What this game comes down to is two things. First, the Knicks are going into Memphis where the Grizzlies are 23-10 on the season. Secondly, Memphis is the best team in the league against the spread and has played well enough over the last five games to make me believe they can compete with this version of the Knicks.

New York is 3-7 over its last 10 games, which shows that these wins are just a phase. The Grizzlies are an actual good team while the Knicks are just posing as one this week.

Lean: Grizzlies -9 (-110)

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.