Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 12/19/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+2.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (34-39 last season) host the Atlanta Hawks (20-47 last year) at FedExForum on Saturday. Memphis opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 216.
Atlanta heads into this contest after finishing with a mark of 20-47 last year. The Hawks hit on 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (805 of 2,416) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They averaged 111.8 points per contest (17th in the league) while going 44.9% from the floor. They lost possession by turning the ball over 16.2 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 23.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Atlanta pulled in 43.3 rebounds per game and earned 1,605 dimes last season, which ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they were on the defensive end, the Hawks were able to force their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 fouls. The Hawks gave up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (2,903 of 6,078) and they surrendered 47.0 boards per contest as a group. They were ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,674 relinquished last year. They surrendered 36.3% on 3-point attempts and they ranked 30th in the league in points per game from their opponents (119.7).
The Atlanta Hawks took the court against the Memphis Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 128-106 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest with a 38.1% FG percentage (37 of 97) and buried 13 of their 45 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 19 of 22 tries for a rate of 86.4%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected 46 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 dimes for the contest in addition to earning 9 steals and 7 blocked shots. Pertaining to defending, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 47.4% from the floor on 46 out of 97. Memphis doled out 33 dimes and 7 steals in the game. On top of that, the Grizzlies snagged 58 rebounds (11 offensive, 47 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Memphis ended up going 77.3% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 22 attempts. They also converted 19 out of their 50 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Memphis had a record of 34-39 last season. Memphis accumulated 8,222 pts last season (112.6 per contest) and they pulled down 46.5 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Grizzlies hit 46.8% from the field, which ranked them 7th in basketball. The Grizzlies were responsible for committing 21.2 fouls every game while shooting 76.3% from the free throw line. They earned an assist 26.9 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turned the ball over 15.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies on defense were ranked 21st in the league in points allowed per game with 113.7. The Memphis defense surrendered 36.5% on shots from distance (942 of 2,580) and opponents connected on 78.2% of their free throw shots. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (9th in the NBA). They relinquished 24.8 dimes and 44.9 rebounds every game, which ranked them 18th and 14th in the NBA.
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies went home victorious with a score of 128-106 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Grizzlies were able to snag 47 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 58 in the game. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Hawks committed 18 fouls in this game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 77.3%. With regard to 3-point shots, Memphis converted 19 of their 50 attempts (38.0%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies shot 46 for 97 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Grizzlies allowed the Hawks to bury 37 of 97 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.1% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 28.9% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 out of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Atlanta to snag 46 in total (8 offensive).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+2.5)
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