Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. It’s a cross-conference match-up tonight in Memphis as the Atlanta Hawks come to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Grizzlies had a solid 2 days of rest over the weekend and they head into the new week with a 5-game win streak on the line against the Hawks. Ja Morant and Steven Adams are both questionable here with minor knocks, but should be able to play. At 11-2 the Grizz are one of the more consistent home teams this season in the NBA, their last 5 wins have been by an average of 13.6 points per game and they enter tonight’s game as 6.5-point favorites.
As favorites they are a impressive 16-4 SU in 20 games, while against Eastern Conference opponents they’ve won 5 of their last 6 games. This is all happening without the services of Desmond Bane who has been out for a while now with a toe injury. When he comes back, the Grizzlies automatically become a title contender in the West.
Title contender and Atlanta Hawks doesn’t go hand in hand at this point in time, but Atlanta has showed a lot of potential this season. At 14-13 they lead their division ahead of the Heat and Wizards, which is an achievement in itself. Last night they beat the Chicago Bulls in dramatic fashion as A.J. Griffin hit a 6-foot shot at the buzzer to give Atlanta a 1-point win.
So, tonight’s game will be a 2nd night of a back-to-back, which means the Hawks could find it difficult to keep this game close. They do have a solid head-to-head record against the Grizzlies, having beaten them both times last season. In games played at FedEx Forum they are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 visits. They’ll once again be without Dejounte Murray though, as he continues to rehab his ankle injury.
No Murray and 2 extra days of rest for Memphis gives them a clear advantage here. Every single thing has to go wrong for the Grizzlies here for them to lose this game. Take them to cover with confidence.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions & Odds
The last time these two teams met at FedEx Forum the final score was 132-100 in favor of Atlanta, that was the 3rd time in 4 games we saw more than 228.5 points which is tonight’s projected total. Teams playing on a 2nd night of a back-to-back tend to relax a bit more than usual on defense, so the Hawks could be in trouble here.
They fancy a high scoring game on the road anyway, this season 9 of their 13 games away from home have all gone over the total, including 6 of their last 8 overall played in December. Memphis will have fresh legs here, they’ve been scoring at a high clip putting up at least 117 points in 3 of their last 5 games. Stopping Ja Morant will be a mission impossible for the Hawks without Dejounte Murray, he’s averaging 26.3 points per game over his last 8 appearances. All in all, I’m expecting a high tempo game here, so let’s go with the over.