Memphis Grizzlies (31-31) at Dallas Mavericks (38-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -8 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.6 points and seven assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.5 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.2 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won three straight home games.
The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Right when it looked like the Memphis Grizzlies had run out of gas, they win their last five games by an average of 12 points while allowing just 40.9 percent shooting from the field and 29.5 percent shooting from deep. The Dallas Mavericks are one of those teams where you're just never sure what you're going to get, as one day they look like a team that could be scary come playoff time, and the next day they're getting their head bashed in by the Knicks or Hawks. The Mavericks are also just 12-18-1 against the spread at home. I'm not laying big chalk with the Mavs. Give me the Grizzlies and the free points.