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2021 NBA Handicapping
(29-22) Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies (26-24)
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -119 | Grizzlies +108
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
Wednesday, April 14th, finds the Dallas Mavericks on the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies playing for the second time this season. In the initial meeting between the squads on February 22nd, the Mavericks won 102-92. The final meeting will take place in Memphis on May 11th.
The Mavericks hold the all-time advantage with a record of 68 wins in the 99 matches played. Last season, the squads played three times with Dallas winning two of the three contests.
Luka Doncic isn’t a fan of the play-in tournament. Following a game this weekend the young star made the case for how teams battle all season and then potentially lose two games and are done.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban backed up his star a day later saying in hindsight the approach was an enormous mistake. For the record, Cuban was among the board of governors who approved the concept.
It would be easy to point a finger and say that’s because the Mavericks are in jeopardy of being one of those play-in teams since they currently reside in seventh. But, there is some substance to what Doncic and Cuban are saying
The original play-in from the bubble only impacted the eighth seed and teams under them. This season the shift to also include the seventh seed has added pressure to deliver playoff-type games far earlier.
That’s tough in a truncated season with more games occurring in a short window. Particular when you factor in COVID protocols and the seeming increase of soft tissue injuries.
Then again, it might just be a young star unhappy with the seventh seed and knowing his Mavs need to get up into sixth so he’s guaranteed a best of four-game series. Dallas had won eight of 11 prior to their current two-game mini losing streak.
The Grizzlies finish off a mini three-game homestand with this match and then will embark on a seven-game road trip which is their longest trip this season.
Ironically, the Grizz have a better road record (14-10) than they do on their home court (13-15) so they’ll be invested in closing the gap between themselves and the Mavs while simultaneously improving at FedEx Forum.
They added to that total on Monday with a win versus the Bulls. Jonas Valanciunas registered his 39th double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds.
Ja Morant also produced a double-double (his 10th this season) with 13 points and 10 assists.
Dillon Brooks scored 17 points while Grayson Allen chipped in 14 as the other double-figure contributors.
Jaren Jackson (knee) remains out but is expected to make a return at some stage in the second half.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
- The total has gone under in 7 of Dallas’ last 8 games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Adding pressure to this match (and Doncic comments about play-in tournaments) is these teams are the current seventh and eighth seeds with Dallas holding a 1.5 game edge over Memphis.
Doncic wasn’t happy leaving the court after the loss to Philly on Monday, he’ll be motivated to get this one.
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