Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 9 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 0-4. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -14.2 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per contest and giving up 94.0, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 0-4-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/24/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Ben McLemore Foot is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith comes into this game averaging 13 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 50%. Harrison Barnes averages 16.3 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marc Gasol has scored 24.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 96%. Mike Conley averages 18 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98.3 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -14.25 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 40 boards per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 112.5 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 16th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 18.3. The Grizzlies are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Grizzlies give up 94 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 20 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 116, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Memphis is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 98.7, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 25th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +9
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