Grizzlies vs. Hawks - 2/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (42-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (37-13)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, TSOH
The Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies meet Sunday afternoon at the FedExForum.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to run away with the East as they begin a three-game road trip. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 51.9 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks continue to play elite basketball at both ends, especially offense where they’re shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from deep in their last five games. The Hawks have won 20 of their last 21 games SU when scoring 100-plus points.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are also on a roll with wins in eight of their last nine games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 101 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 95.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and eight rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.3 points and 5.4 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 12 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 41.1 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are playing elite defense, which includes 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 25.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Grizzlies have won 11 straight games SU when allowing less than 100 points.
The Hawks are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Memphis and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Atlanta Hawks and free points? Yes, please. Look, we've been backing the Hawks for much of the season regardless of the number and it's paid off and then some. You can't turn down free points with the hottest team in the league.