NBA Preview: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks

by Dirty on February 2, 2012

Betting on Hawks Basketball The Memphis Grizzlies and the Atlanta Hawks will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Philips Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Hawks listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Grizzlies, while the game’s total is sitting at 184.

In their last action, Memphis was a 100-97 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 100-77 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Memphis:
Team record: 11-10 SU, 10-11 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta:
Team record: 16-6 SU, 12-9-1 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Memphis

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Next up:
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Friday, February 3
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Saturday, February 4

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