Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SW-DAL
The Dallas Mavericks (40-28) head to FedExForum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (34-33).
The Dallas Mavericks played the Cleveland Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 124-97 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the game having earned a 53.8% field goal percentage (50 of 93) and made 15 of their 39 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 9 of 11 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 33 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 38.4% from the field on 33 out of 86 shooting. Cleveland doled out 18 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Moreover, Cleveland grabbed 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Cleveland shot 64.5% from the charity stripe by making 20 of their 31 attempts. They also buried 11 of 31 tries from 3-point range.
Tim Hardaway is a guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 25 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 27:21 minutes played and also grabbed 2 boards. Hardaway finished 69.2% from the field and totaled 3 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Mavericks was Josh Richardson. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 25:17 minutes on the hardwood. He shot 64.3% from the field for the game via 9-of-14 (20 points). At the conclusion of this game, Richardson accounted for 1 assist.
Dallas steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 40-28 on the season. They have an average of 112.2 points per contest (17th in the NBA) while going 47.1% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 36.2% on three-point shots (934 of 2,581) and 77.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 43.5 rebounds per game and has earned 1,542 assists for the campaign, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Mavericks are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 20.2 fouls. They are 2nd in basketball in giving up assists with 1,527 relinquished on the season. The Mavericks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (862 of 1,372) and they surrender 44.0 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 36.4% on shots from distance and they are 8th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (109.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 109-99 when they faced the Toronto Raptors. The Grizzlies were able to pull down 42 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 56 in the game. They also gave up possession 17 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Raptors committed 21 fouls in this contest which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 73.1%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Memphis made 14 of 43 tries (32.6%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies finished 38 for 85 from the field which had them sitting at 44.7%. The Grizzlies permitted the Raptors to convert 36 of 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.3% for the game. They finished 31.3% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 32 and finished the game at 17 out of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Memphis permitted Toronto to snag 46 in all (13 offensive).
Jaren Jackson Jr. was important for the Grizzlies in this matchup. He buried 7 out of 17 for the game for a rate of 41.2%, and earned 4 rebounds. Jackson Jr. racked up 20 points in his 25:41 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Memphis was Jonas Valanciunas. He finished this one with 1 assist in 36:13 minutes played, and he put in 9 out of 15 from the floor. Valanciunas ended the game having shot 60.0% from the field while collecting 18 points and 21 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 34-33 on the season. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.8 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. Memphis has totaled 7,585 points so far this season (113.2 per game) and they average 46.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in basketball. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 18th in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.5. They allow 25.3 dimes and 44.7 boards per contest, which has them ranked 19th and 18th in the NBA. The Memphis defense concedes 36.8% on 3-pointers (862 of 2,343) and their opponents are knocking down 78.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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