Grizzlies vs Mavericks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/5/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5
American Airlines Center is the venue where Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks (30-19, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (24-25, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. Memphis opens this matchup as 5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 229.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 55.1% of the time, having gone 27-22-1 ATS. Dallas covers the spread 57.5% of the time, going 27-20-3 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/03/20 PG J.J. Barea Ankle is questionable
02/03/20 SG Seth Curry Knee is questionable
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Jonas Valanciunas averages 15.2 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ja Morant comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Tim Hardaway averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Memphis averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.3 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Dallas is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 17th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +5
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