The Memphis Grizzlies (13-23) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (22-15) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Grizzlies vs Mavericks
The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win
The Grizzlies clinched a 121-115 win over the Suns in their previous game. The Grizzlies faced the Suns as +8 underdogs, achieving both a straight-up and ATS win in the game. The over/under line entering this matchup was 229.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
With a 13-23 overall record, the Grizzlies are coming into today’s game looking to add to their two-game winning streak. In non-conference games, the Grizzlies are 3-4 and in games against Western Conference teams, they are 10-19.
Against the spread, the Grizzlies have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 15-21. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 11-9 compared to a 4-12 record vs. the spread at home.
The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win
The Mavericks won vs. the Timberwolves in their most recent game, ending with a score of 115-108. The Mavericks were leading the game going into the second half 60-56.
During their last five games, the Mavericks are 4-1 and have a 22-15 overall record. On the road, the Mavericks are 11-8 this season, compared to 11-7 at home.
The Mavericks have successfully covered the spread in their last three games and hold an overall ATS record of 21-16. The Mavericks maintain an ATS record of 12-7 on the road, while they have a 9-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
This season, the Memphis offense is ranked 30th in the NBA in scoring at 107.8 points per game. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.3 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 25th in made free-throws per game.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Dallas offense is the 7th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119 points per contest. The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.3 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Dallas is ranked 2nd in fewest turnovers per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
At present, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.5 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Grizzlies are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 3rd in rejections, averaging 6.4 blocked shots each game.
Mavericks Team Defense
Defensively, the Mavericks come into today’s game ranked 20th in the NBA at 116.8 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 27th in the league over their last three games. Most recently, the Mavericks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 108 points to the Timberwolves.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Mavericks
In today’s game, our projections have Desmond Bane leading the Grizzlies with 23 points on 9/18 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24.5 points per game, along with 4.5 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Luka Doncic as the leading scorer for the Mavericks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 31 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.7%, and his scoring average is 33.7 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Mavericks Trends
- The Grizzlies are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Mavericks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 115-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 234.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.
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