At 8:00 ET, the Atlanta Hawks (-149) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (+123) in a non-conference matchup. The Hawks are currently favored by 3 points and have won two straight games. The Grizzlies are also on a two-game winning streak and are 13th in the Western Conference.

This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and can be seen on BSSE. The over/under line for this game is 215.5 points.


The Pick: Atlanta Hawks -3

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-102 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Dejounte Murray finishing with Dejounte Murray points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.5% and knocking down 11 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Hawks?

Today, the Hawks are favored by 3 points against the Grizzlies. This season, Atlanta has been favored in 35 of their 62 games, going 20-15 in those games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +1 point per game.

When looking at their ATS record, the Hawks are 21-41 for the season. They have covered the spread in their last two games and have an average scoring differential of +.3 points per game at home and -4.0 points per game on the road.

In their most recent game, the Hawks defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 112-101. The O/U line for that game was 218 points, and Atlanta was favored by 2.5 points. The combined scoring for the game was 213, resulting in an under bet.

Overall, the Hawks are 28-34 this season, which is good for 10th place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 11-8 compared to 17-26 against the East.

For the season, the Hawks have an over/under record of 33-29. In their games this year, the average O/U line has been 239 points, and their games have averaged 242.2 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the most prolific teams in the NBA, averaging 120.2 points per game. However, their scoring has dipped on the road, where they are averaging 117.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.3% of their games. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the league with 101 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hawks are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 35% as a team, which is 20th in the league.

So far, the Hawks defense is giving up 122.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 29th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. Atlanta’s defense is currently forcing 12.6 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 24th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.

Can the Grizzlies Secure a Win at Home?

The Grizzlies have won two straight games as the underdog and are 16-31 straight-up as the underdog this season. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -7.5 points per game. Today, they are getting 3 points as the underdog.

Memphis’ ATS record as the underdog is 26-21 and they have covered the spread in three straight games on the road. Overall, their ATS record on the road is 19-13 compared to 12-19 at home.

In their win over the 76ers, the teams combined for 224 points, surpassing the O/U line of 213.5. This extends Memphis’ current streak of games going over the O/U line to two.

On average, the Grizzlies’ games have finished with 218.7 points this season. Today’s O/U line is set at 215.5.

With a record of 22-41, the Grizzlies are currently 13th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 13-28 and 7-7 against their division.

The Grizzlies’ offense has struggled this season, ranking 30th in the league in scoring at just 106.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging just 103.4 points per game.

Memphis has been one of the most three-point reliant teams in the NBA, ranking 5th in three-point attempts but just 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they are shooting 43% from the field, which is 30th in the league.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Grizzlies are 23rd in both attempts and makes. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game.

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.5 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.