5* Grizzlies/Knicks NBA Blue Chip Total Top Play
Memphis vs. New York,
03/27/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 101 - 108
Total: -110/+186½ Over
5* Grizzlies/Knicks NBA Blue Chip Total Top Play: Over 186
The first thought for most people when they see the Grizzlies is to bet the UNDER, that hasn't been the case of late. Memphis is playing without starting center Marc Gasol, which hurts them more defensively than some might think. In the two games that Gasol has missed with his current injury, the Grizzlies have allowed 106 points to the Celtics and 107 to the Wizards. Also keep in mind that Memphis typically doesn't play as strong defense on the road.
The Knicks are also playing without one of their defensive stars, as Tyson Chandler is expected to sit this one out. New York was able to hold off the Celtics last night 100-85, but don't let that final fool you. Had their not been just 32 combined points scored in the 4th quarter, that game would have went well over the total. With the Knicks playing on no rest, I don't expect to see a whole lot of energy being wasted on the defensive side of the ball. These two teams played back in November and combined for 200 points in Memphis. No reason they can't top 186 tonight. BET THE OVER!