Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/12/14
Atlanta Hawks (20-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks look to match their longest winning streak of the season when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Hawks started the year with three consecutive losses but have bounced back nicely with a big win over the Pacers on Wednesday followed by a scrappy win over the Rockets on Friday. Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver led the team with 20 points apiece as the Hawks recovered from a season-low 10 points in the first quarter to take down the Rockets by 83-80 for just their third win in seven outings. With the win, Atlanta improves to 20-17 on the season and 4-4 in the absence of Al Horford.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were able to rebound from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Spurs with a 104-99 win against the Suns on Friday. Mike Conley matched his career high with 31 points which marks the second straight game with at least 30 points as the Grizzlies continue to play without key starters like Marc Gasol and Tony Allen. Zach Randolph contributed with yet another double double of 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while Ed Davis added 10 points and 17 rebounds off the bench to lift the Grizzlies to 16-19 overall and 8-12 at home.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Hawks have won 11 of the last 13 meetings against the Grizzlies while covering in 10 of those 11 wins, and they are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis.
Looking at the ATS trends I listed above, it's safe to say that the Hawks have had plenty of success against the Grizzlies in the past, so I'm just going to go with the flow and take the points here.