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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks meet at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 111-108 winner at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 113-105 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Memphis:
Team record: 1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Dallas

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Dallas:
Team record: 1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS

is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Memphis
is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 10-0
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Next up:
Memphis home to Boston, Monday, November 4
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, November 5