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Grizzlies vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Sunday, March 26th
- Betting Odds ATL +2, MEM -132 | ATL +108 O/U OFF
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 46-27. So far, the team has gone 34-37-2 against the spread. Against the Hawks, the Grizzlies are going for their 6th straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 13.2 points per game in this stretch.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies took down the Rockets by a score of 151-114. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 12 point favorites. Not only did the team win the game, but they also outscored the Rockets in every quarter. In the win, Luke Kennard led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 90.9%.
So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 37-37, while going 34-39-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Atlanta is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Hawks took down the Pacers by a score of 143-130. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 10 point favorites. Although Atlanta trailed the Pacers going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. In the win, John Collins led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 75.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Grizzlies picked up the 128-103 win over the Hawks. The Grizzlies point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 9.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Grizzlies saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Hawks, averaging 102.5 points per game. As for Memphis, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 126.0 points per contest against the Hawks. In terms of betting, Atlanta has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Memphis. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +3 points per game in favor of the Hawks. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 233 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Memphis is averaging 116.7 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. Memphis appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.
This season, the Grizzlies offense has primarily worked through Ja Morant and Desmond Bane who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 55 games, Morant is 13th in the NBA at 26.7 points per game. So far, him and Bane have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Desmond Bane is grabbing 5.0 rebounds for Memphis to go along with 4.2 assists.
The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 3rd ranked offense at 118.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 8th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.
On defense, the Hawks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 21st ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Hawks offense has primarily worked through Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 67 games, Young is 15th in the NBA at 26.6 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 47.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.4 rebounds for Atlanta to go along with 6.1 assists.
Grizzlies vs Hawks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks +2
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF