Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 3-15. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-9. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-13-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-11-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/21/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes averages 19.4 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%.
Tyreke Evans averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Marc Gasol averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Dallas averages 99.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.72 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season. Memphis is 26th in the league with 100.2 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.06. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.4. The Grizzlies are 30th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Mavericks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.1, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Memphis is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -5
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