Memphis vs Atlanta NBA Betting Match Up

Memphis vs Atlanta NBA Betting Match Up

Written by on March 11, 2016

On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks host the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA online betting action. The Hawks (36-29) are in second place in the Southeast Division and just lost in Toronto, 104-96. The Grizzlies (38-26) are in second place in the Southwest Division but just got routed in Boston, 116-96.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Match Up

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM ETWhere: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GATV: FSSERadio: 92.9 The Game WZGC FM / Atlanta Hawks Radio NetworkLive Stream: NBA-Stream.comNBA Odds: TBA 

Why should you bet on the Grizzlies?

Somehow, the Grizzlies were able to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers despite missing Zach Randolph (knee), Marc Gasol (broken foot) and Mike Conley (sore foot). After losing Mario Chalmers with a leg injury, they are even more depleted. However, this team plays tough together — they were able to jump out to a halftime lead in Boston with this rump of a team. If they have that same mental toughness in Atlanta — and the Hawks make the same mistake that the Celtics and the Cavaliers did — the Grizzlies could win there too.

Why should you put your money on Atlanta?

Obviously, the Hawks will be playing the Grizzlies’ second team, which gives them a big advantage. However, the Grizzlies will not represent the same trial that the Raptors will cause, and Al Horford (20 points, four boards, three assists) will have plenty of room to score against that depleted Memphis defense. The Hawks were able to snatch 15 turnovers from the Raptors — typically a solid ball-control team — and if they can keep that pressure on the Grizzlies, they should win.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Atlanta to hold off the depleted Grizzlies and take the win. I’m picking the Hawks, 118-103.