Saturday, March 11, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 35-29. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 36-29. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.7 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Mike Conley averages 20 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Atlanta averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Memphis averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.65 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-35-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-37-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-33-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-31-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/10/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee probable Saturday vs. Atlanta
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -3.5
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