Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/8/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (28-34) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (22-41) on Friday, March 8th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Hawks vs Grizzlies

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The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Hawks took down the Cavaliers in their most recent game with a final score of 112-101. Hawks’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -2.5-point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 213 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 218.

When playing on the road, the Hawks are 12-18 this season compared to being 16-16 at home. Overall, they have a record of 28-34 and are 2-1 in their last three games heading into their matchup with the Grizzlies.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 21-41 for the season so far. The Hawks maintain an ATS record of 10-20 on the road, while they have a 11-21 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win

In the Grizzlies’ most recent game against the 76ers, Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 30 points while going 10/25 from the field. The Grizzlies picked up a 115-109 win, and Jake LaRavia also added 19 points which was 2nd on the team.

Heading into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be seeking to add to their current two game winning streak and their overall record is 22-41. In their 63 games, the Grizzlies have gone 13-28 vs. Western Conference opponents and 9-13 in non-conference games.

Memphis arrives with an ATS record of 31-32 for the season up to this point. Currently, the Grizzlies are on a three game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 5-11 vs. the spread as favorites.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.2 points per game (5th).

Heading into their matchup with the Grizzlies, the Hawks are one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 120.2 points per game (5th). However, they have been slightly better at home, where they average 123.2 points compared to 117.1 on the road.

Atlanta’s offense is built on getting to the free-throw line, as they are 3rd in the NBA in free throws made per game (20). They are also 8th in three-point attempts (37.4) but have struggled to knock them down, shooting just 35% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the league, averaging 101 possessions per game.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Memphis has recorded an average of 106.2 points per game (30th) throughout 63 games games.

Heading into their matchup against the Hawks, the Grizzlies have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league this season. They are currently 30th in scoring at just 106.2 points per game. At home, they have been even worse, averaging just 103.4 points per game.

One area where the Grizzlies have excelled is in three-point shooting. They are 11th in the league in three-point makes per game but are just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%.

When it comes to pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league with an average of 24.9 per game.

Hawks Team Defense

The Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 122.0 points per contest. For the season, Atlanta is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.9 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.6%.

Grizzlies Team Defense

The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 112.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Grizzlies are causing 14.2 turnovers per game, ranking 26th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Grizzlies

In today’s game, we anticipate Dejounte Murray leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.5 points per game along with 5.3 boards.

As for Memphis, Jaren Jackson Jr. is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.6 points per game.

Hawks vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Although Atlanta has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 105 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 105 points per game in these contests.
  • Memphis has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • Atlanta has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Hawks vs Grizzlies Prediction

The Hawks is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 112-102. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Hawks at -3.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 215.5 and given that our model is projecting 214 points between the teams, we like the under.

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