Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (28-13) at Memphis Grizzlies (29-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (FedExForum)
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The Memphis Grizzlies hope to have Mike Conley tonight when they host the Dallas Mavericks.
The Dallas Mavericks haven't quite been playing at their best lately, but they were able to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday with a 97-89 win against them on Friday. Dirk Nowitzki hit four three pointers en route to a team-high 25 points, Chandler Parsons added 18 while Monta Ellis had 14 points as the Mavs snuck past the pesky Nuggets in a low scoring affair. Despite the win, Dallas has still lost three of their last five games overall but it does lift their season record to 28-13 which is currently good enough for fifth in the Western standings.
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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies will be going for a fifth straight win tonight after clawing past the Trailblazers by 102-98 in a thriller on Saturday. Zach Randolph led the way with 20 points and 15 boards while Marc Gasol added 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Grizzlies jumped out to a 60-42 lead at halftime before fighting off a ferocious Portland rally for the narrow win. Mike Conley missed his second straight game because of soreness in both his ankles but the addition of Jeff Green has really made up for his absence.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 5-2 ATS in their last eight games following a win and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Mavs are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Memphis.
Conley willl not suit up for this game, so I think the edge goes to the Mavs who should win this one despite not being in the best of form.