Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is the site where the Memphis Grizzlies (14-10) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (11-11) on Wednesday.
The Mavericks played the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 97-90 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 21 while the Grizzlies finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They converted 9 of their 26 attempts from three-point range. Memphis ended up shooting 58.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 24 tries. On top of that, Memphis pulled down 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 1 block. Memphis earned 52 assists and had 20 steals for the matchup. In reference to defending, Dallas let their opponent shoot 48.7% from the floor on 37 out of 76 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 5 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 42 with 14 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Mavericks made 13 of their 19 tries for a rate of 68.4%. Dallas wrapped up the game having earned a 33.7% field goal percentage (31 of 92) and made 15 out of their 43 three-point shots.
Tim Hardaway is a player who was a factor in this contest. Hardaway Jr. walked away from this one shooting 38.9% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. He had 29 points on 7 out of 18 shooting.
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Dallas heads into this game with a win-loss record of 11-11 for the season. They average 104.5 pts per game (25th in the league) while connecting on 44.3% from the field. The Mavericks are hitting 33.9% from downtown (285 of 840) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 43.2 boards per game and has accumulated 495 assists so far this season, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 36.5% from 3-point land and they are 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.2). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (886 of 1,884) and they surrender 46.5 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 533 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Grizzlies took home the win by a final score of 105-90 when they faced the Heat. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Memphis allowed Miami to collect 29 in total (7 offensive). They shot 27.3% from distance by shooting 6 of 22 and finished the game at 14 of 17 from the charity stripe (82.4%). The Grizzlies permitted the Heat to convert 35 of their 76 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.1% in the game. When all was said and done, the Grizzlies ended up shooting 38 for 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.7%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Memphis converted 13 out of 33 attempts (39.4%). They were able to make 16 of those for a percentage of 76.2%. The Heat committed 23 fouls for the game which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 11 steals for the game. The Grizzlies were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in this matchup.
Steven Adams ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies in the matchup. He made 6 out of 8 in the matchup giving him a rate of 75.0%, and totaled 16 rebounds. Adams recorded 17 points in his 31 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in the matchup.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 14-10 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks them 16th in the league. Memphis has 2,665 pts so far this season (111.0 per game) and they pull down 47.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.5 times per contest (6th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.0 times per contest. The Grizzlies commit 18.8 fouls every game and they shoot 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 110.9. They are forcing 14.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (24th in the NBA). The Memphis defense surrenders 38.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (326 of 859) and their opponents are knocking down 77.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 43.0 total boards per game, which is 27th and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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