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(0-1) Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (0-1)
Date: Friday October 19
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Atlanta Hawks +275 / Memphis Grizzlies -335
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 209.5
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Both teams started their 2018 with blowout losses. For Memphis this will be their home opener, so they will look to bounce back in front of their home fans. Atlanta will attempt to spoil the Grizzlies home opener with a first win of their own.
Last season, both of these teams were obviously very bad. Head to head they split the two meetings. The home team won both meetings with the Grizzlies narrowly escaping with a 96-94 win on their home court, while the Hawks won a blowout 108-82 in Atlanta.
The Hawks opened their season in New York against the Knicks. They lost this game 107-126.
One positive about this game was the Hawks were able to score a decent amount of points. Their leading scorer was Taurean Prince. Prince has 21 points and shot 7 of 15 from the field. He also added 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Rookie, Trae Young only was able to score 14 points in this opening game. He struggled shooting in this game, going 5 of 14 from the field and 1 of 5 from behind the arc. He also added 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Young will need to quickly find his shot as
While the Hawks were able to score 107 points, their defense was very poor. They allowed the Knicks to have a 49 point second quarter, which put the game out of reach very early. Luckily for them they will be facing the Grizzlies, who struggled to score the ball in their opener.
The Grizzlies opened their season in Indiana and lost to the Pacers 83-111.
The Grizzlies were clearly outmatched and were pretty much playing from behind at the opening whistle. Their leading scorer was Marc Gasol, who only had 13 points. He shot 2 of 11 from the field an added 6 rebounds. Games in the NBA have been much higher scoring the past few years, so Memphis needs to find that guy that can put up 20-25 points per night. They are hoping that rookie, Jaren Jackson Jr. will be that guy, but time will only tell if he can develop into the team’s top scorer.
Defensively the Grizzlies allowed the Pacers to shoot 56.6% from the field. These days in the NBA this number is unacceptable and Memphis will not will many games if they cannot tighten up this defense and put pressure on the opponent.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in ATL last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 12-5 in ATL last 17 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in MEM last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 21-8 in MEM last 29 Fri. games.
- ATL are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Memphis.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
While both teams are in a rebuild, the Hawks have the edge talent wise and will hand the Grizzlies their second straight loss.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Atlanta Hawks +7.5
Even though the Hawks are an underdog, they should have no trouble covering the spread against a team who appears to be much worse than them.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Hawks 104 – Grizzlies 100
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