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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-13) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-15)
Date: Monday, February 22nd
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Grizzlies +175 | Mavericks -200
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
The Western Conference ninth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies and tenth-seeded Dallas Mavericks meet for the first time this season on Monday, February 22nd.
In stark contrast, the Grizzlies played four games in five nights while the Mavericks were felled by two postponements.
Last season, the squads played three times with Dallas taking two of the three contests. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 67 matches of the 97 played.
The Grizzlies are 3-2 through their last five games collecting victories over three lottery-bound clubs. But facing the more elite Phoenix Suns they got lambasted lowing 97-128.
In fairness, the schedule was so demanding coach Taylor Jenkins elected to rest Brandon Clarke, Grayson Allen, and Kyle Anderson while Dillon Brooks was out with a thigh injury.
With the game out of reach early, it also afforded Jenkins the opportunity to play five reserves 21 or more minutes including Justice Winslow who made his Grizzlies’ debut.
Winslow was traded to the Grizz last season but repeated injuries kept him off the court much longer than anticipated. He had a tough shooting night but finished with nine points, seven rebounds, and a steal in 21 minutes.
Jonas Valanciunas posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Gorgui Dieng (15), Ja Morant (12), De’Anthony Melton (11), and Tyus Jones (11) each reached double figures.
Dillon Brooks (thigh) and Killian Tillie (foot) are questionable for Monday. Jaren Jackson (knee has yet to play this season.
In an oddity, the Mavericks will play for the first time since February 14th since their last two games (Pistons, Rockets) were postponed due to the abhorrent weather conditions and associated issues in Texas this past week.
That’s a full week of rest for those counting and the unknown is how often the team and players were able to practice given how hard the state was hit.
The resulting effect could go either way with the Mavericks being well-rested or it could’ve thrown off their rhythm and timing.
It’s unfortunate for Dallas because they were playing better with five wins in their last seven games and this stoppage could really mess with the momentum they had going.
In particular, through his last seven games, Kristaps Porzingis was playing with more energy and had found his rhythm averaging 23.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.4 blocks while shooting 42.2 percent from deep.
Unlike the Grizzlies, the Mavericks have no injuries of note.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Both clubs are navigating the season with their eyes firmly set on reaching the playoffs and getting there without needing to participate in the play-in tournament.
They’ve got work to do and while it would seem the Mavs have a better shot of moving up the Grizzlies will get Jackson back shortly and with Winslow finally playing it adds to their depth and potential to rise.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
I’m leaning to the Mavs but that week off could play havoc with their rhythm. Let’s assume Carlisle was able to get some practice sessions in and they benefit from the rest.
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