Hawks vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will the Hawks cover as a road underdog tonight in Memphis when they take on the Grizzlies at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Grizzlies are now 5-point home favorites versus the Hawks after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 201.5 but has been bet up to 203.5.
Atlanta enters play tonight having lost six of its last 10 games and has been brutal against the spread, covering just twice over that same 10-game span. The Hawks own a losing ATS record on the year at 30-35 but are one game above .500 at 16-15 against the spread on the road.
Memphis has lost seven of its last 10 games and has been nearly has bad as Atlanta at the betting window, covering just three times during that stretch. The Grizzlies are now 32-33 against the spread on the season, which includes a 16-16 ATS record at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The underdog has been a good bet in this series, covering eight times in the last 11 meetings. The Hawks have also been a solid play when playing the second game of a back-to-back, covering in 12 of their last 17 games on no rest. On the other side, the Grizzlies are 8-20-2 against the spread in their last 30 games following a double-digit loss at home. They're also winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games and are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +5