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Grizzlies face Mavericks: NBA odds preview

Memphis GrizzliesDallas Mavericks
10-14December 18, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center14-10

Memphis travels to Dallas on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 10-14 mark with a victory over the Mavericks.

The Mavericks sit at 14-10 (12-11-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 10-14 (6-17-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 12-12 OU, and Memphis is 11-13 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-88 victory for the Mavericks.

The Grizzlies were a 96-92 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 96-92 to Los Angeles at FedExForum on Tuesday).

Dallas won its last outing, a 106-93 result against the Bucks on December 14. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks got 19 points from Brandan Wright as Dallas ran past Milwaukee 106-93 on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense (103.08 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.38 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 45.92% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.87% on average).

Next up:
Memphis at New York, Saturday, December 21st
Dallas home to Toronto, Friday, December 20th