Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/11/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
The Dallas Mavericks are on their way to FedExForum on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Mavericks faced the Pelicans and took a loss by a score of 113-106 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the contest with a 43.2% field goal percentage (38 of 88) and knocked down 16 out of their 46 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. With regard to hauling in boards, they collected 34 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest as well as creating 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the field on 42 out of 83 shooting. New Orleans recorded 32 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Moreover, New Orleans grabbed 49 rebounds (9 offensive, 40 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. New Orleans finished the game shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by burying 16 of their 18 attempts. They also made 13 of their 27 shots from distance. With respect to fouls, the Mavericks walked away with 18 while the Pelicans had 19 fouls.
Kyrie Irving is a player who was a factor in this game. Irving went 41.7% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes played and also snagged 6 rebounds. He scored 27 points on 10 of 24 shooting.
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Dallas will enter this game with a mark of 34-33 on the campaign. They are averaging 114.0 pts per contest (17th in the league) while shooting 47.4% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 37.1% on shots from downtown (1,015 of 2,738) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 38.5 boards per game and has accounted for 1,506 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.9 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Mavericks are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 22.6 personal fouls. They are 9th in the league in giving up assists with 1,647 relinquished for the campaign. The Mavericks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 48.7% (2,766 of 5,684) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 131-110 against the Warriors. When it comes to rebounding, Memphis allowed Golden State to pull down 32 in total (8 offensive). They finished 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 15 of 45 and ended up going 23 of 24 from the free throw line (95.8%). The Grizzlies allowed the Warriors to convert 36 of their 82 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 43.9% in this matchup. Overall, the Grizzlies shot 50 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.8%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Memphis knocked down 18 out of 40 attempts (45.0%). They were able to knock down 13 of those for a percentage of 72.2%. The Warriors were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies collected 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 42 for this contest.
Tyus Jones ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies in this game. He converted 8 of 17 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and had 4 rebounds. Jones accumulated 22 points in his 33 mins of playing time and had 11 assists in the game.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 39-26 so far this season. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 20.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.4 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. Memphis has tallied 7,530 points on the season (115.8 per contest) and they grab 47.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in basketball.
The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 6th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.0. They are able to force 15.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (1st in the league). The Memphis defense gives up 35.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (831 of 2,352) and their opposition makes 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 26.2 assists and 44.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 26th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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