Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 7.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-46. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 20-45. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-34-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-36-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/09/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is out indefinitely
03/08/18 F Chandler Parsons Rest is OUT Friday vs Utah
03/08/18 F Jarell Martin Knee is "?" Friday vs Utah
03/05/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is out indefinitely
03/05/18 G Mario Chalmers Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/06/18 G Wesley Matthews Hip is "?" Saturday vs Memphis
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%.
Dennis Smith averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.69 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 105.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Dallas is 26th in the league with 102.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.71. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 11th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Mavericks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -7.5
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