Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by

Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:30 PM (American Airlines Center)

DAL -4.5, O/U 229.5

The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Dallas, TX on Wednesday for a game against the Mavericks in a matchup of teams from the Southwest Division in the Western Conference.  In their last game the Grizzlies defeated the Detroit Pistons by the score of 96-82.  Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies in points on the night as he recorded 26 while shooting 13 of 19 from the field. Valanciunas also led Memphis in rebounds as he recorded a total of 17, with 3 coming offensively.  Ja Morant led the Grizzlies in assists on the night with 7 while playing a total of 27 minutes against the Pistons.  

With the win against the Pistons, the Grizzlies are now 25-25 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Southwest Division.  Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the Grizzlies in points per game with 17.6. The leader in assists for Memphis is Ja Morant who has averaged 7.1 assists per game.  Jonas Valanciunas leads the Grizzlies in rebounds per game on the season with 10.3 per game.  Memphis enters Wednesday’s game with 2 players on their injury report as Grayson Allen is out while Andre Iguodala is day to day. 

The Dallas Mavericks welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to town on Wednesday after winning their last game against the Indiana Pacers by the score of 112-103.  Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 38 while shooting 10 of 20 from the field and 12 of 12 from the free throw line.  Porzingis also led Dallas in rebounds in the game with 12, including 2 coming offensively.  Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks in assists on the night with 5, while playing a total of 33 minutes against the Pacers.   

With the win against the Indiana, the Mavericks are now 31-19 on the season and are in 2nd place in the Southwest Division.   Luka Doncic has been a force for the Mavericks all season and currently leads Dallas in points per game with 28.8, assists per game with 9.5 and rebounds per game with 8.7.  The Dallas Mavericks enter Wednesday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Luka Doncic is listed as out while J.J. Barea and Seth Curry are day to day.  

The Memphis Grizzlies have scored 113.1 points per game this season while allowing an average of 115 points per game.  The Dallas Mavericks have scored 116.3 points per game on the year while allowing 110 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Grizzlies are 4-1 while the Mavericks are 3-2 and have won 2 games in a row.  The Mavericks won the first meeting of the season between these two teams by the score of 138-122 in a game played in Memphis.  Memphis is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games.  Dallas is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games. Memphis is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games against Dallas. The total has gone under in 4 of Memphis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas.  Despite the absence of Doncic in this one, I am still going with the Mavericks in this one.  Dallas wins 125-120 and covers the spread. 

Travis’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.