Grizzlies visit Mavericks in hoops battle
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The Dallas Mavericks host Memphis on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-23 mark against the 24-10 Grizzlies in NBA action at American Airlines Center.
This season the Mavericks are 14-23 overall and 18-19 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 24-10 and 21-12-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 22-15 on the OU, and Memphis is 13-21.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Grizzlies odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-92 win for the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 98.9 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.3 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.6 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Memphis won its last outing, a 101-98 result against the Spurs on January 11. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies got 23 points from Rudy Gay as Memphis ran past San Antonio 101-98 on Friday at FedExForum.
Dallas was a 117-112 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 229 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Sacramento was victimized for 24 points and 10 rebounds by O.J. Mayo as the Mavericks defeated the Kings 117-112 in NBA action on Thursday.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Grizzlies at Mavericks trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 16 games at home
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Monday, January 14
Dallas home to Minnesota, Monday, January 14