Memphis Grizzlies (18-47) at Dallas Mavericks (20-45)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies are still looking for their first victory since January 29. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 5.1 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since New Years Eve.
The Dallas Mavericks have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since early January. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 15 points and five assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last six home games.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Do yourself a favor and don't bet this game. Both the Grizzlies and Mavericks are in full tank mode, especially the Mavs, as Mark Cuban admitted that he's mentioned his team should tank for the future of their franchise. The Memphis Grizzlies are on the end of a back to back, don't have a true NBA roster and haven't won a road game since New Years Eve. Yuck. I wouldn't touch this game with a 10-foot pole, but if forced to pick, I'd take the points, as it's the only value I have. I'm not laying chalk with the Mavs. Also, the last two meetings between the Grizzlies and Mavs have been decided by five or less points.