Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports SE-ATL
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+3)
The Atlanta Hawks (26-24) host the Memphis Grizzlies (24-23) at State Farm Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Atlanta as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 229.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced off with the Philadelphia 76ers and notched a win by a score of 116-100 in their last game. Memphis finished the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (44 out of 89) and buried 16 of their 38 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 12 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 30 assists for this game while creating 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Regarding the defense, Memphis allowed 41.6% from the floor on 37 of 89 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 23 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Philadelphia pulled down 50 boards (16 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Philadelphia ended up going 64.3% at the free throw line by making 18 of their 28 tries. They also converted 8 of 34 tries from 3-point range.
Dillon Brooks is a player who was important in this game. He scored 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played 25:54 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. Brooks ended up going 66.7% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Grizzlies was Jonas Valanciunas. He collected 12 rebounds in his 25:50 min on the basketball court. He went 72.7% from the field for this contest by connecting on 8-of-11 (16 points). When the game finished, Valanciunas collected 1 assist.
Memphis steps onto the hardwood with a record of 24-23 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.7 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 46.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,253 dimes for the season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.3% on 3-pointers (503 of 1,426) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They average 111.9 points per game (17th in basketball) while shooting 46.3% from the field. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,183 relinquished so far this season. The Grizzlies defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.5% (1,900 of 4,084) and they surrender 44.2 boards per game as a team. They give up 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 117-111 against the Golden State Warriors. The Hawks corralled 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 10 steals for this contest. The Warriors committed 26 fouls for the contest which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 45 attempts. They were able to make 35 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. With regard to three-point shots, Atlanta converted 12 of their 32 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawks ended up shooting 35 out of 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Hawks allowed the Warriors to bury 43 of 92 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 46.7% in this contest. They went 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 40 and finished the game at 15 out of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Atlanta allowed Golden State to grab 45 in total (9 offensive).
Clint Capela ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in the matchup. He made 10 of 16 for this game for a rate of 62.5%, and had 18 rebounds. Capela tallied 24 points in his 32:10 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. An additional guy that was pivotal for Atlanta was Trae Young. He ended up with 3 assists in his 27:53 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 11 from the floor. Young ended up shooting 27.3% from the field as well as contributing 13 points and 2 boards.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 26-24 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which ranks them 17th in basketball. Atlanta has scored 5,661 pts for the campaign (113.2 per game) and they grab 45.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Hawks commit 19.9 fouls every game and they go 81.5% from the charity stripe. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.3. The Atlanta defense surrenders 34.7% on 3-point attempts (587 of 1,694) and their opponents are converting on 80.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 24.0 assists and 42.7 total boards per game, which is 9th and 9th in the NBA. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-3)
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