|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NBAOn the road, the Atlanta Hawks are experiencing some of their top 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 greatest five-game road trip since December of 1968. Along with the way they're winning these competitions, the squad should feel much more confident as they play the Grizzlies at home on Thursday night.
The Atlanta Hawks had an impressive showing in Toronto, going 100-77 on 51.3 percent shooting. They were directed by Joe Johnson, who obtained 30 points in only over 30 minutes, 24 points in the 1st half alone. By the half, the Atlanta Hawks were up 56-37 over the Raptors and never seemed back in the second half. Actually, Atlanta is 11-0 when Johnson scores more than 20 points in a game. Check the Basketball Odds for the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks game.
At home, the Hawks are much more outstanding than on the road. They're currently 8-1 when playing in Atlanta, their one loss came up during the game against the Heat which went into triple-overtime in early January. The Grizzlies come into this match having only snapped a four-game losing streak with a narrow 100-97 win over the Nuggets. But they may quite effortlessly experience yet another loss in Atlanta tonight.
Memphis is only barely over .500 with an 11-10 record. They score an average of 93.6 points per game, whereas permitting an average of 92.3. This is an incredibly small average margin of victory overall, especially as the Atlanta Hawks average over 97 ppg. Although the Grizzlies might have snapped their recent losing streak, they persistently struggle on offense and are the lowest-scoring road squad in the Western Conference.
The sportsbook posts the Atlanta Hawks as the 4 point favorites to win tonight, but if they can keep up their recent high level of play, they may obliterate that spread. If the Hawks can get out and score handily, whilst the Grizzlies cannot shake their offensive worries, a four-point spread might be severely underestimating the Hawks. The total is set at 183 ½.
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