Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Atlanta Hawks head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 6-21. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 8-20. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.2 points per contest and giving up 101.5, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-17-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/13/17 F John Collins Shoulder is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Detroit
12/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/14/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is doubtful Friday vs Atlanta
12/14/17 G Tyreke Evans Hip is "?" Friday vs Atlanta
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marc Gasol has scored 18.9 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.9 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 109.3 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the NBA with 97.2 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.25. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 39 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.9. The Grizzlies are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Grizzlies give up 101.5 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.3 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Memphis is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 14th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks