Grizzlies vs Hawks Betting Preview
Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The visiting Hawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at FedExForum against the Grizzlies.
The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 12-4-1 ATS. Atlanta is 8-7-1 against the total, while Memphis is 9-8 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Grizzlies installed as 7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 186.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Grizzlies and the No. 16-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-99 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 11-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 26 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.7 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
The Hawks were a 104-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Josh Smith scored 23 points and chipped in with 15 rebounds for Atlanta on Friday, leading the Hawks to a 104-95 victory over Washington at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Memphis was a 96-89 winner on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Memphis got 28 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 96-89 victory over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Hawks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, December 10
Memphis at Phoenix, Wednesday, December 12