Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-2)
The Memphis Grizzlies (27-25) play the Dallas Mavericks (29-24) at FedExForum on Wednesday. Memphis opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The O/U opens at 227.5.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Philadelphia 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 113-95 in their last game. Dallas finished the contest with a 42.2% FG percentage (35 out of 83) and converted 9 of their 36 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 16 of 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 assists in the game while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the field on 39 out of 80 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 24 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Furthermore, Philadelphia pulled down 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Philadelphia ended up shooting 69.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 23 of 33 shots. They also knocked down 12 of 31 tries from 3-point range.
Luka Doncic is someone who came through for the matchup. He notched 32 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He played for 33:01 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. Doncic finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 dimes. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Mavericks was Jalen Brunson. He had 6 rebounds in 30:37 min played on the night. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 7-of-14 (15 points). Overall, Brunson earned 2 assists.
Dallas enters this one with a mark of 29-24 on the year. The Mavericks are shooting 36.2% on shots from distance (695 of 1,919) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.6 pts per game (23rd in the NBA) while shooting 45.5% from the field. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 44.5 boards per game and has racked up 1,175 dimes this season, which ranks 30th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. The Mavericks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (657 of 1,071) and they surrender 44.5 boards per game as a group. They rank 1st in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,175 conceded this season. They are surrendering 36.2% on three-point shots while they are 8th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies got the victory with a final of 101-90 when they faced the Chicago Bulls. The Grizzlies were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 for the matchup. They also turned it over 20 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Bulls earned 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Memphis converted 9 of 28 tries (32.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Grizzlies finished the game shooting 40 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Grizzlies permitted the Bulls to make 36 out of their 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.9% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 16.1% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 31 and ended up going 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). In regard to rebounding, Memphis allowed Chicago to collect 40 in total (8 offensive).
Jonas Valanciunas ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies in this game. He converted 12 out of 15 in this game giving him a rate of 80.0%, and accumulated 14 rebounds. Valanciunas tallied 26 points in his 34:14 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the contest. One more player that was pivotal for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He accumulated 2 assists in 36:34 mins played, and he knocked down 6 of 19 from the floor. Brooks ended the game having shot 31.6% from the field in addition to earning 17 points and 7 boards.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 27-25 on the year. The Grizzlies have committed 18.2 fouls per game and they connect on 78.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 25.5 times per contest (8th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per contest. Memphis has earned 5,799 pts so far this season (111.5 per contest) and they average 44.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is 17th in the NBA. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.5. The Memphis defense concedes 36.3% on shots from distance (666 of 1,833) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their foul shots. They give up 25.5 assists and 44.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 23rd and 16th in basketball. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (+2)
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