The Dallas Mavericks travel to the FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
The Dallas Mavericks have been struggling for form as they’ve lost seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after coming up short against the Pelicans in a 113-106 road loss on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving led the team with 27 points, six rebounds and four assists, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 17 points with five assists while Luka Doncic chipped in with 15 points and eight assists. As a team, the Mavericks shot just 43 percent from the field and 16 of 46 from the 3-point line as they got off to another slow start and got blown out by 35-19 in the second quarter to fall behind by 19 points which just left them too much ground to make up in the end.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies will be feeling a little better after they were able to snap a three-game skid with a 131-110 home win over the Warriors on Thursday. Tyus Jones led the team with 22 points and 11 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr and Desmond Bane each scored 21 points while Dillon Brooks chipped in with 14 points and six assists. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 53 percent from the field and 18 of 40 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 48 points in the first quarter to jump out to an early 23-point lead, before they finished with a flurry in the fourth quarter to make it a blowout after the Warriors clawed their way back.
Looking at the betting trends, the Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on two days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Grizzlies are 41-17-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis and the Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Mavericks are shorthanded for this one as Luka Doncic has been ruled out while Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable due to personal reasons. The Grizzlies will again be without Steven Adams, Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke, but they were god enough to blow away the Warriors in their last outing and they will be liking their chances in this matchup. The Grizzlies are still a quality team even though they are missing so many key players and I think they get the job done in this one.