Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. A pair of teams on 2-game win streaks meet up in Memphis tonight as the Grizzlies host the Dallas Mavericks in their 4th and final meeting of the season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Grizzlies have actually done well recently without their best player Ja Morant winning 5 of their last 6 games. With Morant scheduled to return this week, they will only improve moving forward and if all goes well they could be a force in the playoffs. Memphis enters tonight’s game riding an 8-game home win streak, and a 5-game win streak vs Western Conference opponents.
They lead the regular season series 2-1 and are 1.5 point favorites in tonight’s game. With just 5 losses in 34 home games they are one of the best home teams in the league this season, so even if they have just 2 wins in the last 6 meetings with the Mavs they should be in decent shape heading into tonight’s game. One thing that could hinder their chances is the status of Jaren Jackson Jr. who is questionable with a calf problem.
The Mavs open the week in 6th place in the West standings, by all account I think they’d happily accept that spot if the season ended today, that’s in how much of a mess they are right now. Both their stars Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic are bothered by injuries, Kyrie did play against the Lakers and dropped 38 points, but his status is up in the air for this one.
Doncic has shown improvement with his thigh injury, but the Mavs probably won’t risk him against a tough physical team like the Grizzlies here. Playing on the road has actually done the Mavs well lately, they’ve covered the spread in 7 of their last 10 games, plus at FedEx Forum they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 visits. Winning on a buzzer beating three-pointer in their last game against the Lakers wasn’t ideal, but with just 10 games left in the season they’ll take it.
I’m actually leaning towards the underdog Mavs here, they’ve gone well vs teams from the Grizzlies’ division winning 15 of 20 games. With Irving in the line-up they’re a strong out, even for the home dominant Grizzlies. Let’s go with Dallas to cover.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
It won’t be a high scoring game that’s for sure, as neither of the 3 meetings so far this season saw a ton of points. In fact, in 2 of those 3 games we had one team fail to reach the 100 point mark and with both teams being bothered by injuries at the moment they might opt for a slower paced game. That should suit the Mavericks a bit better since they’ve played in a slow pace the entire season basically.
Dallas ranks 29th in the NBA averaging 98.4 possessions per game, they’re also the best team when it comes to defending the three-point line allowing just 11 threes per game. The under has cashed in 4 of their last 5 outings, and in 4 of 6 vs Western Conference opponents. Memphis has also had more games finish under than over in home games this season, and with 6 of the last 7 meetings head-to-head cashing on that bet I think it would be wise to back it once again tonight.