[7:40 PM] Grizzlies @ Knicks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (1-0)

@ New York Knicks (0-1)


Current odds:

Memphis Grizzlies: (+115)

New York Knicks: (-135)


ESPN simulations have Memphis as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on New York to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Knicks by 2 points.

The New York Knicks got a good look at just how far away they are from being the kind of super team that can challenge in the Eastern Conference when they were crushed at Cleveland on opening night. The Knicks will try to find some of the chemistry they were lacking and put one in the win column when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in the home opener on Saturday.

Memphis was missing two projected starters with Tony Allen (knee) and Chandler Parsons (knee) out for the opener but stayed committed to using 35-year-old power forward Zach Randolph off the bench. Randolph responded with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes but was left out of the action during crunch time, when Fizdale went with JaMychal Green in the frontcourt. Green, who came up with a key defensive play on a block down the stretch, recorded 12 points and seven rebounds and buried both of his 3-point attempts in the opener.

The triangle offense and how much it will be employed by Hornacek and how comfortable Rose will be running it has been a constant topic of conversation over the summer, but Hornacek and Rose downplayed the idea that the triangle was holding the team back. Noah and Lee both started and both went scoreless in their debuts while Jennings went 1-of-7 from the field off the bench.

Parsons and Allen aren’t expected to play until next week at the earliest.

Rose scored 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting and recorded four turnovers with one assist in his New York debut.

Memphis took the last six in the series by an average of 11.7 points.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Grizzlies

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick