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Knicks vs Grizzlies Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct. 19)

Devon Platana
New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
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Knicks vs Grizzlies Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
New York Knicks (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: FedExForum — Memphis, TN
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season-opening week continues on Wednesday, featuring an intriguing matchup between the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks hope to start the campaign with a win after finishing below .500 for the eighth time in nine years last season. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies look to build off the momentum from their trip to the Western Conference Semifinals.

Can Jalen Brunson and co. help the Knicks start the year on the right foot? Or will the Ja Morant-led Grizzlies prove that last season was no fluke and that they are, in fact, one of the NBA's best teams?

Knicks vs Grizzlies Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYK: (+198) | MEM: (-240)
Spread: NYK: +6 (-110) | MEM: -6 (-110)
Total: 225.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 225.5, which is high compared to the other projected opening week totals so far.

Knicks vs Grizzlies Prediction & Pick

Last season, these two teams were at opposite ends of the offensive spectrum. While the Grizzlies owned the second-best offense last season (115.2 points per game), the Knicks had issues scoring the ball, generating just 106.5 PPG — fifth worst in the league.

Though Brunson's presence should help New York (he had 16.3 PPG in 2021-22), it might take a while before any team-wide improvements show. It also might be hard for Brunson and the rest of the Knicks' backcourt to keep up if the likes of Morant and Desmond Bane click as well as they did last year.

Considering how the Knicks weren't even a play-in team last year, I'm backing the Grizzlies to win this one.

Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 112 | Knicks: 100

Knicks vs Grizzlies Betting Trends

- New York is 5-12 straight up in its last 17 games against Memphis.
- Memphis is 10-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games against the Eastern Conference.
- The total has hit the under in each of New York's last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Memphis' last six games played in October.

Knicks vs Grizzlies Best Bet

Though both teams had more than solid defenses last season, I'm giving the edge to the Grizzlies in this game due to their superior offense. I have to see more from the Knicks before I can have faith in them, which is why I have no issue backing Memphis to cover the 6-point spread

Bet: Grizzlies -6 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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