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Memphis GrizzliesDallas Mavericks
April 15, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

54-26TEAM RECORD40-40

Memphis travels to Dallas on Monday, hoping to boost its 54-26 mark with a victory over the Mavericks.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks currently sports a record of 40-40, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 47-33 ATS. The Grizzlies are 54-26 and 44-34-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 46-31-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 32-47-1 against the number.

View Memphis vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Grizzlies were listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Mavericks and the No. 8-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-96 win for the Grizzlies on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 15-rated squad against Memphis's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 12 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.4 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

The Grizzlies were a 91-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Marc Gasol scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 91-87 to Los Angeles at FedExForum on Saturday).

The Mavericks were a 107-89 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 21 points from Shawn Marion en route to a 107-89 victory over New Orleans on Sunday at New Orleans Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Grizzlies at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Memphis
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Utah, Wednesday, April 17
Dallas home to New Orleans, Wednesday, April 17

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