Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/2/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -2.5
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (29-31, 3rd in the Southwest Division) head to State Farm Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (19-43, 5th in the Southeast Division). Memphis opens this contest as 2.5 point underdogs. The total opens at 238.5.
The Grizzlies are covering 52.5% of the time, having gone 31-28-1 ATS. Atlanta is covering 47.5% of the time, going 29-32-1 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
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
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/29/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Monday vs Memphis
02/27/20 C Dewayne Dedmon Elbow is out indefinitely
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.6 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 10.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
John Collins averages 21.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Trae Young scores 29.8 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 9.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 114.7 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Memphis averages 112.5 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 119.1 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest. Atlanta is 16th in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.8. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.2.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 114.3, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 28th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 24th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta -2.5 and over 238.5 total points
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