NBA Expert Betting Picks (Saturday, March 7): Our Staff’s Favorite Bets for Hawks-Grizzlies and 76ers-Warriors Favorite Bets for
Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Ja Morant (12) of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Saturday’s NBA schedule features six entertaining games and our experts are betting on these specific matchups:
- 8 p.m. ET: Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies
- 8:30 p.m. ET: Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors
See the bets they’re making below.
Saturday NBA Betting Picks
Brandon Anderson: Hawks at Grizzlies
- Spread: Grizzlies -6.5
- Over/Under: 232.5
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
Memphis and Atlanta both look like they have increasingly positive futures, but the present is another story right now with injuries besetting each team. The Grizzlies are struggling to get by without Jaron Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke, while Atlanta could be without Trae Young for a second straight game.
Memphis was blown out in Dallas last night, and they really need wins like this to keep their position in the playoff race. The team has really struggled to score without Jackson and Clarke, going under in five straight games.
The key here is Trae. He is the Alpha and the Omega of this Atlanta offense, and he is questionable tonight. Atlanta has little to gain by pushing him back before he’s ready, and the Hawks over/under dropped a full eight points when Young was announced out against Washington last night.