Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 12/12/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Atlanta Hawks 12/12/22
Mon 12th December 2022

The Atlanta Hawks (14-13, 5-8 Away) will try to overcome one of the league’s top shooting defenses when they head to face the Memphis Grizzlies (17-9, 11-2 Home) on Monday. Atlanta is playing on back-to-back days after squeaking by the Chicago Bulls 123-122 in overtime at State Farm Arena yesterday. With 28 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic was the leading scorer.

Clint Capela chipped in with 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Memphis won their fifth in a row on Friday at FedExForum, beating the Detroit Pistons 114-103.

Jaren Jackson Jr. had 20 points and four blocks to lead the team. The Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference, 0.5 games behind the New Orleans Pelicans.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Atlanta won both games between the teams last season, the last of which was a 120-105 triumph at State Farm Arena on March 18. Bogdanovic led the Hawks with 30 points.

Ja Morant had 29 points in the loss. Trae Young is averaging 27.1 points per game, best in the NBA, to lead the Hawks in scoring this season. Young also has dished 9.6 assists per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Capela is grabbing 12.2 rebounds.Morant’s 27.7 points per game have powered the Grizzlies on offense. He has the top scoring average in the league. Morant also has doled out 7.8 assists per game, most in the league. Steven Adams has pulled down 10.5 rebounds per game.

Opponents are shooting 45.5% from the field against the Grizzlies, ranking as one of the NBA’s stingiest FG% defenses (5th).The teams have split their last 10 clashes at FedExForum (5-5). Memphis is pursuing a sixth successive win at home this season. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 1-2 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 1-0 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Grizzlies are 0-2 with a rest advantage. Atlanta is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.7 (112.0-113.7). Memphis has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 116.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 110.2 (+5.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
AJ Griffin: 18.4 | 13.0 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
Dejounte Murray: 3.0 | 5.4 | -2.4
Assists per game:
Dejounte Murray: 3.7 | 6.2 | -2.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brandon Clarke: 22.2 | 16.0 | +6.2
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 6.2 | 4.6 | +1.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -8.5 (-105)

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