Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -6
Jonas Valanciunas and the Memphis Grizzlies (31-31, 3rd in the Southwest Division) play the Atlanta Hawks (19-44, 5th in the Southeast Division) at FedExForum on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Atlanta opens this matchup as 6 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 226.
The Hawks are covering the spread 46.8% of the time, having gone 29-33-1 ATS. Memphis covers the spread 54.1% of the time, going 33-28-1 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/05/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
03/05/20 SF Cameron Reddish Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
03/04/20 C Dewayne Dedmon Elbow is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/06/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
02/25/20 PF Brandon Clarke Hip is out 2-3 weeks
02/23/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out 2-3 weeks
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 29.6 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. John Collins comes into this game averaging 21.1 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ja Morant averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jonas Valanciunas scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 119.2 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Atlanta averages 111.1 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies give up 113.7 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest. Memphis is 12th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.0. The Grizzlies are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Memphis is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis -6 and over 226 total points
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