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Grizzlies vs. Mavericks - 12/9/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (16-6) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-4)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds


The Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies play Tuesday at the FedExForum.

The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven games and remain one of the top offensive teams. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 110.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and are allowing 102.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Monta Ellis leads Dallas with 21.2 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging the most points this season and are a red hot 16-3 SU when scoring at least 100 points. The concern for the Mavericks remains their defense that’s allowing teams to shoot 48.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Mavericks have to be more balanced if they’re going to compete come playoff time.

Grizzlies vs. Mavericks - 12/9/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last eight games and are tied for first in the Southwest. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 93.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Marc Gasol leads Memphis with 19 points and 8.1 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11 rebounds per game and Courtney Lee is shooting 54.1 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are known for their elite defensive play, but they’re shooting 51.5 percent from the field in their last five games and are 9-1 SU this season when scoring 100 or more points. The Grizzlies are going to be a tough team to beat if their offense can continue to produce at a high level.

The Mavericks are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 vs. Western Conference and 57-24 ATS in their last 81 road games. The Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall. 

The Memphis Grizzlies have been a little shaky as of late, losing two of their last three games. If any team can give Memphis' defense issues it's the Mavs with their elite offense. I'm taking the points here. 

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