Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, October 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 8 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 24-58. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -5.4 as they averaged 103.4 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Grizzlies had an overall mark of 22-60 last year. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They averaged 99.3 points per contest and gave up 105.5, which was a point differential of -6.2.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks were 40-40-2 against the spread last season
The Atlanta Hawks were 37-43-0 against the over/under last year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies were 35-44-3 against the spread last season
The Memphis Grizzlies were 38-43-0 against the over/under last year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/17/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Friday vs Memphis
10/03/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kent Bazemore averaged 12.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 80%. Vince Carter comes into this contest after averaging 5.4 points per game while playing 17.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.6 rebounds per game and dished out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 40% while his free throw percentage was at 76%.
Mike Conley averaged 17.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 38% and his free throw percentage was 80%. Marc Gasol averaged 17.2 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 8.1 rebounds per game and had 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allowed 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 23rd in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.2 rebounds a game which ranked 23rd, and they gave up 26.0 assists per contest which put them in 30th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the league. Atlanta averaged 103.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -5.5 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 16th in the league. They averaged 41.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranked them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrendered 105.5 points per contest, which ranked them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 9th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies were 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game last season. Memphis was 29th in the league with 99.3 points per game last year. They were 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -6.2. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 27th in the NBA. They were 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Grizzlies were 7th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Hawks were 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 105 was ranked 22nd. They were 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 22nd. As a unit they were 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Atlanta was 2nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 6th in the NBA.
Memphis was 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 10th in the NBA. The Grizzlies were 27th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 104.5 was ranked 26th. They were 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 28th. As a unit they were 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -8
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