Grizzlies vs. Hawks Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks, 3/13/19 Predictions & Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies have won three straight games, in large part because of their defense. Listed as a small road favorite Wednesday night, will the Grizzlies take down an improved Atlanta Hawks team at 7:30 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

551 Memphis Grizzlies at 552 Atlanta Hawks

7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Grizzlies are 1-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 222 points and as of this writing, 65% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Hawks to cover the point spread.

Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin

Jonas Valanciunas tied his season high with four blocks on Sunday, adding 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes. JV's final block obliterated Wes Iwundu at the rim down the stretch, so he wasn't just racking up meaningless swats in garbage time. Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad bruise) and Kyle Anderson (shoulder) are both out indefinitely and look like prime shutdown candidates, which only solidifies JV's role as Memphis works to integrate him over the final 14 games.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin

Trae Young struggled with his shot on Sunday (2-of-14 from the field), but still had 10 points, five rebounds and 10 assists in a Hawks victory over the Pelicans. This was a bit of a letdown coming off his first career triple-double, and Young has fallen into a bit of a shooting slump, going 18-of-63 his last four games. However, he continues to put up some big-time counting stats, including 17.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 8.3 rpg during those four. The 20-year-old is only five games removed from his 49-point, 16-assist game, and should break out of his shooting funk sooner rather than later.

NBA Betting Trends

Memphis

The Grizzlies are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games playing on two days of rest.

Atlanta

The Hawks are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games versus an opponent with a losing record.

Prediction

This combination of Valanciunas and Mike Conley of the Grizzlies have made this team competitive and undervalued at the betting window. In fact, Memphis opened as a 1-point road dog tonight, but the line jumped the fence early Wednesday morning. The Grizzlies are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, while the Hawks are just 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games coming off a win. I’m going to continue to back the Grizzlies until they give me a reason otherwise.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies -1

NBA Headlines

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward C.J. Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left foot over the weekend.
    Miles left a 135-128 loss to the ...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Robin Lopez scored 24 points to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 116-101 on Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.
    Zach LaVine had 17 points, eight rebound...
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.
    The Blazers said McCollum h...
  • DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.
    Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and ...
  • CLEVELAND (AP) The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.
    Griffin will sit out ...

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