Mavericks vs. Grizzlies - 3/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (47-21) at Dallas Mavericks (44-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSSW
The Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 98.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 95.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 17.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.4 points and 11.2 rebounds. Jeff Green is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Courtney Lee is dishing 2.1 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting just 43.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost five of their last seven when scoring less than 100 points. The Grizzlies last four losses have all come on the road. Jon Leuer and Mike Conley are questionable with injuries.
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The Dallas Mavericks hope to build on their three-game winning streak. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.2 points and 4.3 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 46 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 49.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have won eight straight when topping 100 points. This game will end a five-game homestand for the Mavs, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 in front of their home fans.
The Grizzlies are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Mavs should be able to take advantage of a Grizzlies squad that's struggling to put the ball in the hoop right now. Take Dallas at home for the small chalk.