Dallas and Memphis continue their four-game regular-season series Friday, January 14, 2022, with Game 3 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. We provide the top Mavericks vs. Grizzlies betting pick, prediction and betting odds.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Mavs and Grizzlies split their first two meetings, with each team winning on the road. On December 4, Memphis beat Dallas 97-90 as a modest 1-point underdogs, while four days later the Mavericks outlasted the Grizzlies 104-96 as a small 1-point underdogs. Currently, the Dallas Mavericks are laying 3 points on the Memphis Grizzlies at the best Dallas online betting sites. Also, the Memphis online gambling apps list the total at 216 points.
Notes On The Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks (22-19; 21-20 ATS) suffered a 108-85 loss at the New York Knicks on Wednesday. They ended a six-game winning streak by becoming 2.5-point road underdogs.
At Madison Square Garden, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks helped Dallas break through for its first victory in New York since 2000. He accounted for 21 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists for Dallas. The Mavs shot just 41 percent from the field and 21.6 percent from beyond the arc.The Mavs couldn’t get it going all game, only amassing 16 assists in the process. Dallas is giving out 24.8 dimes per 100 possessions (11th in the NBA) while committing just 12.8 turnovers (2nd).
Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis began the medical procedures on January 3 and will miss Friday’s game against Memphis. KP6 has scored 27.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in his past four games, shooting 51.4 percent from the field during that stretch.While the Mavs will continue to rely on Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson will look to build on his recent success by averaging 17.5 points and 6.4 assists in the previous ten games.
Notes On The Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies were seeking for their 11th consecutive victory on Thursday, as the Minnesota Timberwolves visit to FedExForum has been excluded from this analysis. Ja Morant and his teammates have been off the charts insane in recent days, posting a 9-1 win run over 10 games.
Brendan Morant has scored 27.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in his past nine games. Desmond Bane has made 46.7 percent of his 3-pointers during that time, while the Memphis Grizzlies have the sixth-best offensive rating in the league, scoring 112.6 points per 100 possessions.
The Grizzlies’ offense has been sluggish lately, ranking 14th in efficiency and scoring only 99.7 points per 100 possessions (8th in the league). The Grizzlies are tops in the NBA on steals (10.2), blocks (6.3), and offensive rebounds per 100 possessions (13.4), while allowing 13.4 offensive rebounds.
Pick And Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies -3
The Mavericks’ poor play without Kristaps Porzingis is a major hit, particularly in this game, but the Grizzlies have their own issues with Steven Adams (medical procedures) and Dillon Brooks (ankle), who are both still healing.
The NBA betting odds for this game should be tight, and I’m going with the Grizzlies since they’ll play on the back end of a back-to-back. In Porzingis’ absence, Memphis should dominate the paint. Jaren Jackson, Jr. (16.3 points, 5.6 rebounds) and Brandon Clark (9.4 points, 5.2 rebounds) will be the difference-makers for Memphis, but Luka Doncic will need a strong defensive performance from the Grizzlies’ defense.
The Memphis Grizzlies, on the other hand, prefer to take things slowly, averaging 99.1 possessions in a 48-minute game (11th in the league). The Mavericks are a defensive team that I’m betting on the under for both totals.
The Mavericks give up just 9.0 offensive rebounds per contest, which is the best in the league (tied for 1st). I’m anticipating Dallas to make Memphis play a lot of half-court basketball. In their last eight games at home, the under has hit 7-1.