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NBA Matchup - Hawks Grizzlies Odds Preview

Memphis GrizzliesAtlanta Hawks
26-22February 08, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena25-23

Memphis pays a visit to Atlanta on Saturday, hoping to send the Hawks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Philips Arena.

The Hawks sit at 25-23 (26-22 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 26-22 (21-26-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Atlanta is 29-18-1 OU, and Memphis is 23-25 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Hawks as -3-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 188.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 11-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-91 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

The Grizzlies were a 110-96 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies wasted a 25-point performance from Zach Randolph as Dallas ran past them 110-96 on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 105-100 result against the Pelicans on February 5. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hawks got a 26-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 10 rebounds, but New Orleans still ran past Atlanta 105-100 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 102.67 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 95.33 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.14% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Next up:
Memphis at Cleveland, Sunday, February 9th
Atlanta at Chicago, Tuesday, February 11th