Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Atlanta Hawks will be jamming against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum in Memphis on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 8:00 PM ET. The Hawks started their preseason tour with a 112-116 loss to the Orlando Magic and a 116-107 victory over Orlando on their second of four pre-season showdowns. Atlanta is in 6th place in the NBA Pre-Season Eastern Conference with a 1-1 record and a +2.5 point-difference. PG Trae Young led the Hawks in victory with 21 points while Clint Capela had 12 points hauling down 12 boards in the winning effort. Four other Atlanta’s starters contributed double-figure scores.

The Atlanta Hawks recorded 42.7% FG overall and 39.5% from beyond the arc in their win over Orlando. Atlanta committed 18 turn-overs in victory while the Magic had 10 in the process. The Hawks dominated the glass on defense as the team out-rebounded Orlando by 61 to 52 boards. Atlanta also pulled down 12 offensive rebounds against the Magic’s 9 boards. PG Trae Young led in scoring with 29.6 points per game while SF De’Andre Hunter controlled the glass for the Hawks with 4.5 boards per outing and Young also led the assists department with 9.3 per contest.

Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions 12/17/2020

The Memphis Grizzlies will try to continue their success after winning both of their first two outings in the NBA Pre-Season tour. Memphis beat the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 2-point lead in their opener at 107-105 and shut down the Timberwolves for their second straight victory at 123-104. The Grizzlies are in 5th place of the NBA Pre-Season Western Conference with a 2-0 standing and a +10.5 point-difference. In their recent win over Minnesota, Center Jonas Valaciunas led Memphis with 22 points while PG Ja Morant recorded 17 points, hauled down seven rounds, and distributed seven assists in 26 minutes of play.

Each of the five starters for the Grizzlies scored in double-figures for the win. Forwards Dillon Brooks (21 pts.) and Kyle Anderson (16 pts.), Guards Ja Morant (17 pts.) and De’Anthony Melton (11 pts.), while Center Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points. Grayson Allen and Desmond Bane added 13 &10 points, respectively. Memphis posted 50.0% FG, 33.3% from the rainbow territory, and out-rebounded the Timberwolves 51 to 47 boards with five fewer turnovers than Minnesota.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA Pick for this game is Memphis -3. The Memphis Grizzlies played like they are in the regular season winning both of their games against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Memphis’ point guard Ja Morant had 17 points in playing for just a limited time, distributed seven assists, and hauled down seven rebounds. The Grizzlies’ first-five starters posted double-figure scoring in the winning effort. Atlanta is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 outings while Memphis is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 contests last season. Final Score Prediction, the Memphis Grizzlies will win and cover ATS at 126-118.

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Atlanta Hawks vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -5.5

NBA Totals: 243.5

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