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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

January 9, 2024

The Memphis Grizzlies get set to take on the streaking Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. They jump it up at 8:30 pm.

Bookmaker has installed the Mavericks as a - 7 1/2 point favorite. 

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Mavericks (22-15) have been on a nice little run of late, winning four of five and six of nine overall. They have been playing their best basketball of late, and they have a solid amount of depth on their roster. They can get decent production from anyone of their starting five. 

They are led on offense by point guard Luka Doncic, who is averaging close to 33 on the season and he has had some monster games against Memphis in his career as he has torched them to the tune of 35 points per game.

Dallas is a solid rebounding team as well and look for the guards to push the pace in this one. They love to get out and penetrate and take the ball right to the rim. That is where Kyrie Irving takes over, as he will push the tempo and go right to the basket. 

The Mavericks are a solid 19-6 against the spread and a brilliant 21-4 overall when they score more than 113 points per game on the season. Defensively, they are 6-1 against the spread and a solid 6-1 overall when they allow fewer than 107 points per game. 

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Grizzlies (13-23) have been able to string together a couple of wins here and there as they have won three of four overall. They are still 10 games under .500 on the season and they really need to start to put together some wins if they have any notion of making this a competitive season. 

On offense, they are led by Ja Morant, who is netting around 25 since his return to action. He has really helped the offense big time since his return from the suspension. The issue is can he stay out of trouble going forward. Memphis believes he is the face of the franchise and they can build around him. 

Shooting guard Desmond Bane is chipping in with 24 points per game and he is also dishing out 5.4 assists per game and opens things up on the floor. 

Memphis is connecting on 51% from the floor and they are drilling 33% from beyond the arc. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Mavericks are 4-1 in their last five games and 4-1 in their last five games against the number too. They are also 12-7 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in just two out of their last five games and 10 out of their last 18 games at home. Memphis is 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number. They are also 11-9 in their road games against the spread too. The totals have gone over in two out of their last five games. 

Persian Pick: Dallas Mavericks- 7 1/2