Hawks vs. Grizzlies - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (25-9) at Atlanta Hawks (26-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, TSOH
The Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last five games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 101.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 18.1 points and 6.1 assists. Courtney Lee is shooting 50.2 percent from the field and Tony Allen is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are getting the job done offensively, as they’re shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from deep in their last five games. Crazy enough, the Grizzlies have allowed 100-plus points in seven of their last 10 games. Zach Randolph is questionable for this game with a knee injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks have won five straight games and play their first home game of 2015. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.6 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are currently the best team in the East and it all starts with their defense. The Hawks have allowed less than 100 points in 11 of their last 17 games and are allowing teams to shoot 42 percent from the field in their last five games. Right now, the Hawks are playing flawless basketball and are looking like a scary team.
The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Atlanta and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Hard to bet against the Hawks considering they're the hottest team in the league. The Hawks have gotten us paid many times already and no point jumping off that trian yet.