Check out our free Grizzlies vs Mavericks pick and preview for this NBA game in Dallas. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Grizzlies vs Mavericks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks
- Where: Dallas at American Airlines Center
- Date: Monday, March 13th
- Betting Odds DAL -1, MEM -117 | DAL -104 O/U OFF
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 40-26. So far, the team has gone 31-33-2 against the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 12.5 points per game.
The Grizzlies are coming off a 112-108 win over the Mavericks. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 8 point favorites. In the game, Memphis was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Mavericks by 6 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.
The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-34. So far, the team has gone 25-41-2 against the spread. Today, the Mavericks will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -5.5 points per contest.
Dallas will be gunning to get in the win column vs Memphis, as they previously lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 112-108. However, because they entered as 8 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Dallas was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 6. In the loss, Tim Hardaway Jr. led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 53.3%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Mavericks picked up the 137-96 win over the Grizzlies. The Mavericks point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 5.5 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Last year, the Grizzlies saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Mavericks, averaging 92.25 points per game. Like the Grizzlies, the Mavericks scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 102.5 points per game vs Memphis. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Mavericks have averaged 113 points per game compared to 96 for Memphis. This has led to an ATS record of 5-0 for Dallas. A combined average of 209 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Memphis offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 115.8 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 8th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.
Without Ja Morant, Memphis will need Desmond Bane to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Dallas today. This season, Morant leads the team in scoring with 27.1 points per game. Bane is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 21.2 points per game, which places him 41.0th in the NBA. In his 44 games, he has hit 46.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.0 rebounds per game.
This season, the Dallas offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 113.9 points per game. So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 15th in the league in field goal percentage 47.4%.
So far, the Mavericks have played well defensively, as they are ranked 2nd in the league at 104.72 points per contest.
The Mavericks in Dallas will be missing some players due to injuries today. Luka Doncic has been ruled out, and this season Doncic has been averaging 33.0 points per game. It is unclear whether Kyrie Irving will be able to play; he is questionable and has an average of 27.2 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Mavericks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF