Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on ESPN. Dallas will once again try to play the role of streak busters as they face the Memphis Grizzlies who are on an 11-game win streak. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s not often you see such a young team go on an 11-game win streak, but that’s exactly what the Memphis Grizzlies have been able to do. In their latest win 116-108 over Minnesota last night it was Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. who led the scoring with 21 and 20 points. Superstar Ja Morant had only 16 on the night on 5-for-16 shooting, but he also contributed with 9 assists and 8 boards. The Grizzlies are now 16-8 at home, plus they’ve covered the spread in their last 8 games, including 5 in a row vs Western Conference opponents. What’s even more impressive is the fact that they are doing this without Dillon Brooks who remains out with an ankle injury and Steven Adams who is in quarantine and is questionable for tonight’s game.
The Dallas Mavericks also have one important piece missing in quarantine and that is Kristaps Porzingis who remains out indefinitely. They’ve been without him for a while now, but in the last 7 games this team has gone 6-1 SU and they’ve also covered in 4 of their last 5 overall. Luka Doncic looks the healthiest he has been all season long, he did struggle a bit shooting at MSG the other day in the 23 point loss to the Knicks though. Over his last 10 games he is averaging close to a triple-double, Dallas will need him to be on top of his game if they want to get anything out of tonight’s game. In head-to-head meetings they’ve beaten the Grizzlies 6 times in 9 games and right now the Mavs are on a 5-game win streak vs Western Conference opponents.
Dallas has busted a 9-game win streak by Chicago last weekend, so they have experience when it comes to that. Memphis has been on a roll for a while now, but all streaks have to end at some point. Fatigue might become an issue for Memphis, they played last night, while Dallas had an extra day off. I’m taking the road team to get the upset here.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
Dallas Mavericks +3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
If the 3 most recent meetings are an indicator of things to come tonight, I think we’ll be in for a slower paced game here. The under has cashed twice in those 3 games, with the 2 teams averaging just 208 points per game between them. Dallas tends to slow things down, in their last 8 games the under has cashed a total of 7 times and on the road this season their record stands at 9-12-1 on the O/U. The Grizzlies have been scoring healthy over this current win streak, but the under has cashed in 4 of their last 5 games when playing as the favorite. Take that into consideration, plus the fact that the Mavericks play the slowest pace in the entire NBA averaging just 96.6 possessions per contest, I think backing the under is the smart bet in this one.
Under 217 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365