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Hawks face Grizzlies: NBA odds preview

Atlanta HawksMemphis Grizzlies
20-17January 12, 2014, 06:00 | FedExForum16-19



NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Hawks of Atlanta hit the hard court against the Grizzlies of Memphis.

This season the Grizzlies are 16-19 overall and 14-20-1 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 20-17 and 21-16 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 20-15 on the OU, and Atlanta is 20-16-1.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Grizzlies installed as -4-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 192.5.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 14 and the Hawks at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 93-90 result in favor of the Hawks.

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In their last action, Atlanta was an 83-80 winner at home against the Rockets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kyle Korver scored 20 points leading the Hawks to an 83-80 victory over Houston at Philips Arena on Friday.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 104-99 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis got 31 points from Mike Conley en route to a 104-99 victory over Phoenix on Friday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 96.31 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 99.86 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.35% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.68% per game.

A few Hawks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 6-15-1 ATS in its last 22 games at home


Next up:
Atlanta home to New Jersey, Thursday, January 16th
Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, January 14th

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