Dec 8th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
The Atlanta Hawks will be on the road this Saturday evening, December 8 for a betting matchup against the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies that is set to take place at FedEx Forum, with tip off schedule for 8:05 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line listing the home team Grizzlies as a -7 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at 187 1/2 points.
The Hawks enter this contest with an impressive overall record of 11-5 and an ATS record on the road of 4-2. They are a modest 3-3 against the spread this season when they are listed as underdogs. Eight of their sixteen games have gone over the posted total.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are a sensational 14-3 straight up and 12-4-1 against the spread. And at home, they have covered seven of ten games so far this season and when they are listed as favorites, they are 9-3-1. Memphis is the toughest team in the league to score against, as they surrender fewer than 92 points a game.
The Hawks are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games played on a Saturday and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games played on the road.
Atlanta has gone over the posted total in six of their last seven games overall.
The Grizzlies are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games played after a straight up win and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games played on a Saturday.
Memphis has stayed under the posted total in four straight games played on a Saturday.
The Grizzlies should be able to easily handle the Hawks at home for the straight up win and ATS cover.
Memphis – 7
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