Basketball betting: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks

February 7, 2012 NBA Basketball

On the road, the Atlanta Hawks are experiencing some of their greatest basketball plays since the late 1960s. Yes, you read that right. By closing out January with a 4-1 record on the road, the Atlanta Hawks created their best five-game road trip since December of 1968. And with the way they are winning these games, the squad ought to feel all the more self-assured as they play the Grizzlies at home on Thursday night.

The Atlanta Hawks had an impressive exhibiting in Toronto, going 100-77 on 51.3 percent shooting. They were headed by Joe Johnson, who landed 30 points in just over 30 minutes, 24 points in the 1st half alone. By the half, the Hawks were up 56-37 over the Raptors and never appeared back in the second half. In reality, Atlanta is 11-0 when Johnson scores over 20 points in a match.

At home, the Hawks are more outstanding than on the road. They’re presently 8-1 when competing in Atlanta, their single loss arrived during the game against the Miami Heat which went into triple-overtime in early January. The Memphis Grizzlies come into this match having only cut off a four-game losing streak with a narrow 100-97 win over the Nuggets. But they could quite handily experience another loss in Atlanta tonight. Check the NBA Odds for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks game.

Memphis is only scarcely over .500 with an 11-10 record. They score an average of 93.6 points per game, whereas giving up an average of 92.3. This is an immensely modest average margin of win overall, especially as the Atlanta Hawks average over 97 points per game. Although the Grizzlies could possibly have cut off their recent losing streak, they persistently struggle on offense and are the lowest-scoring road team in the Western Conference.

The sports book lists the Atlanta Hawks as the 4 point faves to win tonight, but if they can keep up their recent high level of play, they could obliterate that spread. If the Hawks can get out and score effortlessly, whilst the Grizzlies can not shake their offensive problems, a four-point spread might be significantly undervaluing the Atlanta Hawks. The total is established at 183 ½.

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