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Pointspread favors Grizzlies in battle with Mavericks

Dallas MavericksMemphis Grizzlies
28-21February 05, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum26-21

The Grizzlies hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Mavericks pay a visit to FedExForum in NBA betting action.

This season the Grizzlies are 26-21 overall and 21-25-1 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 28-21 and 26-22-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 22-25 on the OU, and Dallas is 26-23.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The Mavericks were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 189.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Grizzlies - Mavericks odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-92 win for the Mavericks.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 124-107 winner as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mavericks got 23 points from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas ran past Cleveland 124-107 on Monday at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Memphis was an 86-77 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies endured an 86-77 loss at the hands of the Thunder on Monday, despite a 13-point effort from Marc Gasol at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 16-rated squad against Dallas's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8.39 per outing.

Next up:
Dallas home to Utah, Friday, February 7th
Memphis at Atlanta, Saturday, February 8th