Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 3/2/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 3/2/2020 – The Atlanta Hawks host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday with NBA betting lines picking the latter to come out on top. Both teams are coming of wins although Memphis brought down a big one in the Los Angeles Lakers. Also, the Grizzlies are trying to maintain their momentum heading into the playoff homestretch. The Hawks should play with less pressure, simply looking to end the season on a high note.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 3/2/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 3/2/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies are on a high after defeating the Lakers recently. In what could very well be one of the first-round playoff matchups. Ja Morant showed up LeBron James and immediately earned praise from the three-time NBA champion. Morant finished with 27 points and 14 assists in that 105-88 win. He got plenty of help from Dillon Brooks (24 points) and Jonas Valanciunas (22 points) and the trio will be in focus on Monday. However, defense needs work. They are allowing opposing teams 114.7 points per game, something they cannot afford against a team that has Trae Young.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 53 GP 53 GS 29.9 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.6 OR 2.7 DR 3.4 REB 6.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.2 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.72 PER
D. Brooks SG 59 GP 59 GS 28.5 MIN 15.6 PTS 1 OR 2.3 DR 3.3 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 3.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 11.57 PER
J. Valanciunas C 56 GP 56 GS 25.9 MIN 14.4 PTS 2.9 OR 7.8 DR 10.8 REB 1.8 AST 0.4 STL 1.1 BLK 1.7 TO 2.6 PF 1 AST/TO 21.52 PER
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a big win over the Portland Trail Blazers Trae Young exploding anew. He ended up with 25 markers and 15 assists and got help from John Collins and DeAndre Hunter. Young should be a marked man against the Grizzlies. Atlanta could do well if they improve defensively. They are allowing the opposition to score 119.1 points per game, something Memphis could take advantage of.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 55 GP 55 GS 35.4 MIN 29.9 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 9.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 4.8 TO 1.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 24.5 PER
J. Collins PF 35 GP 35 GS 32.6 MIN 21.3 PTS 2.8 OR 7.5 DR 10.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3.4 PF 0.8 AST/TO 23.74 PER
D. Hunter SF 57 GP 56 GS 31.8 MIN 12.4 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1.1 AST/TO 8.84 PER
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 3/2/2020 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Atlanta are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Justise Winslow PF Back is out indefinitely
Dewayne Dedmon C Elbow is out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies have more on the line compared to the Atlanta Hawks. Memphis needs to rack up wins and keep the momentum going, a reason why NBA game odds favor them. The Hawks could pull off a reversal especially if they continue playing good basketball. Young and Morant are key players to watch in this game.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Grizzlies for this game is at +115 while the Hawks are at -135 at home.
ATS: +2.5 is given to the Grizzlies across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Hawks with -2.5.
TOTALs: 238.5 is the given total for this match with the Grizzlies going over and the Hawks the team under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 113 Grizzlies