Memphis vs Atlanta NBA Betting Match Up

Posted by Eric Williams on March 12, 2016 in

The Atlanta Hawks will look to hold down the fort at home when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in a pairing of two pretty evenly matched up title hopefuls. With both ball clubs looking to bounce back from humbling losses in their respective last games, let’s find out who’s going to bring home the bacon in this pro hoops odds showdown.

How to Bet the Memphis vs. Atlanta NBA Odds, Game & TV Info

When: Saturday, March 12, 7:30 PM  ET
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 92,9 The Game
TV Stream: FoxSportsGo

Why Bet the Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies (38-26 SU, 33-30-1 ATS) have been playing solid basketball, but still, they’ve managed to drop two of their last three games and simply got overpowered by Boston in the second half of their 116-96 loss to the C’s as an 8.5-point road dog on Wednesday.

The good news however is that the Grizzlies are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against Eastern Conference ball clubs and a blistering 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall.

Why Bet the Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks (36-29 SU, 33-31-1 ATS) look like a great bet because they have the better offense and defense and are playing on their home floor. Atlanta had its three-game winning streak snapped in their 104-96 loss to Toronto on Thursday while failing to cover the NBA betting line as a 3.5-point road underdog. Still, Atlanta had won five of its previous six games while beating the Clippers by 10 points and narrowly falling to Golden State in overtime.

The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against Western Conference ball clubs and a red-hot 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The underdog in this series is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, but I just don’t see the Grizz beating the favored Hawks in this meaningful match up. Atlanta averages 3.0 more points per game offensively while also giving up 0.6 fewer points per game defensively. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning straight up record and 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games versus a team with a losing road record.

With Memphis going just 4-11 ATS in the last 15 road games against the Hawks, I say Atlanta gets the win and ATS cover.

My final score prediction: Atlanta 101 Memphis 95