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The New York Knicks continue their winning ways. Can they keep it up on Monday?

NBA Picks - New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (May 3, 2021)

The NBA Playoff picture is starting to take shape as we round the final turn toward the postseason. Jonathan Macri breaks down Monday's game between the Knicks and Grizzlies and let's us in on how he's picking it.

Jonathan Macri has another pick for Monday, May 3 coming to us from the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game - Click Here

New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The first team to 40 victories against the spread this season? That would be Tom Thibodeau’s New York Knicks, who have made believers very happy all season long by consistently outpacing expectations.

That goes especially true lately. New York went 13-2 against the spread in April, and they had the first ranked net rating in basketball over that time. One of those victories – the first of what would be nine straight – came against these Grizzlies, who the Knicks fought back against late to snatch an overtime win from at Madison Square Garden.

The Grizzlies didn’t let that disappointing outcome deter them though, as they’ve gone 8-5 against the spread since the first matchup, but they’ve also dropped three of four, including an outright loss to the Magic in Orlando on Saturday night.

It shouldn’t diminish what they’ve been able to accomplish. In addition to New York and Phoenix, Memphis is the only other team in the NBA with at least a 60 percent cover rate this season. They come to play every night and will give the Knicks a run for their money, much like they did in the last game.

This one figures to come down to the very end, which means its best to take the team getting the points.

The Pick: Knicks + 3.5 @ -109 (Click here to bet)

Today's NBA Schedule - Monday, May 3

There are eight NBA games on the schedule for Monday night. Here's what the games accross the league look like.

Away TeamHome TeamStart Time
Orlando MagicDetroit Pistons7:00 PM ET
Indiana PacersWashington Wizards7:00 PM ET
Golden State WarriosNew Orleans Pelicans7:30 PM ET
Portland Trail BlazersAtlanta Hawks8:00 PM ET
New York KnicksMemphis Grizzlies9:00 PM ET
Philadelphia 76ersChicago Bulls9:00 PM ET
San Antonio SpursUtah Jazz10:00 PM ET
Denver NuggetsLos Angeles Lakers10:00 PM ET

Click here for complete NBA odds on Monday, May 3

Monday, May 3 NBA Expert Picks

Knicks + 3.5 @ -109 (Click here to bet)

Jonathan Macri has another pick for Monday, May 3 coming to us from the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game - Click Here

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Dean of Knicks Film School, host: KFS Pod, co-host: Pick N Pod. There isn't much about Knicks basketball that Jonathan doesn't know and he's here to break down the big games each and every week.


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