8* Wednesday NBA MEM/NYK
Memphis vs. New York,
03/27/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 101 - 108
Total: -102/+184½ Over
NY Knicks & Memphis over 184.5
The New York Knicks host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. New York is coming off a 100-85 win over Boston, while Memphis dropped their last game to Washington, 107-94.
The Knicks haven’t had much trouble scoring lately. The team has averaged 103.8 points per game over the last week.
They’ve been able to do an even better job of generating points at Madison Square Garden, averaging 109.7 points per game over their last three home games, and 103.4 points per game over their last seven at home.
Another boon to our cause is the absence of defending Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler from the Knick lineup.
The Grizzlies are dealing with an injury to a big-man as well, with Marc Gasol expected to miss significant time.
On Monday, John Wall was able to get into the lane whenever he wanted, recording 47 points and 24 trips to the line, a fact that no doubt has Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith licking their chops.
The Grizzlies have played smaller and faster without Gasol, leading to 102.0 points per game over their last two, while allowing 106.5 points in those games.
More minutes for offensive whiz and defensive liability Jerryd Bayless are a big reason for that. Bayless averaged 22.0 points and 5.0 assists in those two games.
The Grizzlies have played over the total in each of their last five games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these teams. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
8* Play on NY Knicks & Memphis over 184.5