Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 12/4/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Dallas Mavericks (11-9) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (12-10) at American Airlines Center on Saturday.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Thunder and notched a win by a score of 152-79 in their last contest. Memphis ended with a 62.5% field goal percentage (60 out of 96) and made 19 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 13 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 72.2%. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 53 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 41 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 16 steals. Regarding defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 32.9% from the floor on 25 out of 76 shooting. Oklahoma City dished out 26 dimes and had 14 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Oklahoma City totaled 18 rebounds (8 offensive, 10 defensive) and added 9 blocked shots. Oklahoma City finished 81.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 22 tries. They also converted 11 of their 38 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 15 while the Thunder recorded 19 fouls.
Jaren Jackson is a guy who was a contributor for this game. He accounted for 27 points on 9 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 20 minutes played and also collected 3 rebounds. Jackson went 81.8% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Memphis steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 12-10 on the year. They currently have an average of 112.0 pts per game (5th in the league) while hitting 45.2% from the floor. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.3% on three-point shots (269 of 784) and 77.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 47.7 rebounds per game and has 566 assists for the year, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.6 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They give up 38.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 27th in basketball in opponents PPG (112.8). The Grizzlies defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.6% (917 of 1,966) and they concede 43.4 boards per game as a unit. They are 25th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 574 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks got the victory with a final of 139-107 when they played the Pelicans. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Dallas permitted New Orleans to get 16 in all (16 on the offensive side). They shot 35.1% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 13 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). The Mavericks permitted the Pelicans to convert 40 out of 89 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.9% for the game. When the game finished, the Mavericks ended up shooting 57 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 68.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Dallas made 18 of 34 tries (52.9%). They were able to bury 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. The Pelicans earned 13 fouls for the contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 9 shots. They turned it over 18 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Mavericks collected 25 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 for this contest.
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks for this contest. He converted 11 of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 68.8%, and had 4 rebounds. Doncic totaled 28 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 14 dimes in the matchup.
Dallas has a record of 11-9 on the season. The Mavericks have committed 19.1 personal fouls every game and they go 73.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.0 times per game (18th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. Dallas has earned 2,119 points on the season (106.0 per contest) and they collect 43.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mavericks are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which has them ranked 19th in basketball.
The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 106.7. They have forced 14.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (27th in basketball). The Dallas defense gives up 36.4% on three-point shots (228 of 626) and their opposition makes 76.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.2 dimes and 45.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 20th and 15th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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