Hawks vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks 3/8/24

Memphis Grizzlies (22-41) vs Atlanta Hawks (28-34)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +3 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. Here’s a Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks recently beat the Knicks and Cavs while losing to the Nets. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 120.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jalen Johnson is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies recently lost to the Trail Blazers while beating the Nets and 76ers. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 106.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 22.4 points and 2.1 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and GG Jackson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • John Konchar ranks 14th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.0) this season.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FT% (92.3%) this season.
  • Clint Capela ranks 10th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (106.2).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for field goal percentage this season (43.8%).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.9).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.2).

Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction

I'm not excited to get behind either the Hawks or Grizzlies, as they're both teams that are having poor years. The Hawks have been one of the biggest letdowns and are still without Trae Young. The Memphis Grizzlies have an injury report longer than the day is long. However, somebody has to win and cover, and the Hawks are the healthier of the two teams. If the Hawks are going to tread water and remain in the playoff / play-in race, these are games they need to win. No excuses for the Hawks. I'll lay the bucket, but there are better games to bet on Friday's NBA card.

Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks -3

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