Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies 2/26/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies 2/26/23
Sun 26th March 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (37-37, 21-15 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, play host to the Memphis Grizzlies (46-27, 14-22 Away) on Sunday. Memphis blew out the Houston Rockets 151-114 at FedExForum on Friday, their fifth straight win. Luke Kennard was a top performer with 30 points.

The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference, three games behind the Denver Nuggets. Atlanta is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their third in a row at home yesterday at State Farm Arena, beating the Indiana Pacers 143-130. John Collins scored 21 to top the scoresheet. With 17 points and 17 rebounds, Clint Capela also produced a strong performance.

The Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. After winning the only previous season meeting against Atlanta 128-103 at FedExForum in December 2022, Memphis will be pursuing a season sweep. Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies with 22 points and 11 assists.

De’Andre Hunter had 19 points in defeat.Ja Morant is averaging 26.7 points per game, eighth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season. Morant also has dished 8.1 assists per game, seventh-most in the league.

Meanwhile, Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. Trae Young has powered the Hawks’ offense, averaging 26.6 points per game. Young also has tallied 10.0 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Capela has pulled down 11.2 rebounds per game.The Hawks rank as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league, third-best with 118.0 points per game.

The Grizzlies have come up short in recent visits to State Farm Arena, losing six of the last 10. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 2-9 when playing two days in a row this season and 2-6 in such games against rested opponents. The Grizzlies are 5-4 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Memphis is 8-2 with an average margin of +7.9 (122.1-114.2). Atlanta has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 124.5 points per game on average while allowing 123.4 (+1.1 margin). The Hawks are averaging 118.0 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.8.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 36.8 | 25.6 | +11.2
Ja Morant: 27.0 | 40.7 | -13.7
Points per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 28.4 | 18.0 | +10.4
Ja Morant: 17.5 | 26.7 | -9.2
Rebounds per game:
Ja Morant: 3.0 | 5.9 | -2.9
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 9.2 | 5.0 | +4.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Dejounte Murray: 9.7 | 6.1 | +3.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies (-135)

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