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Grizzlies vs Mavericks Betting Preview

Dallas MavericksMemphis Grizzlies
Dec 21, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

12-14TEAM RECORD17-6

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mavericks tip off at FedExForum on Friday in NBA play.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 12-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 15-7-1 ATS. Dallas is 16-10 against the total, while Memphis is 9-14 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Grizzlies as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 188, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Grizzlies and the No. 22-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-95 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 23 in the league with 40.9 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 14 with 7.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 103.5 points per game when playing on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 110-95 result against the Heat on December 20. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks got 15 points from Jae Crowder, but it was Miami that prevailed in a 110-95 final on Thursday at American Airlines Center.

The Grizzlies were a 90-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (170) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies grabbed a 90-80 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Zach Randolph at FedExForum.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Mavericks at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Dallas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games at home
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at San Antonio, Sunday, December 23
Memphis at Houston, Saturday, December 22