Dallas Mavericks (7-8) vs Memphis Grizzlies (9-5)Date : 11/19/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : FedEx Forum, Nashville, Tennessee
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
The Dallas Mavericks will travel to FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, to Battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a 112 to 109 win over the Golden State Warriors at home on Saturday night as the Mavericks outscored the Warriors 30-23 in the final quarter while holding Golden State to 44% shooting for the night along with 27% from 3 point range. Luca Doncic scored 24 in the win along with 9 rebounds and 4 assists while Harrison Barnes had 23 points and eight rebounds in the win.
On the other hand the Grizzlies are coming off a 112 to 104 home win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night as the Grizzlies would pull away in the second quarter as they outscored the Kings 33 to 22 during this time to take and 11 point lead into the half en route to the victory. Jaren Jackson Jr lead the Grizzlies in scoring with 27 points for the night while Mike Conley and Marc Gasol each had 19 points in the win.
Dallas Mavericks's Latest Performance :
Dallas has won four straight games along with five of their last six games, overall. And despite Wesley Matthews and Dirk Nowitzki sitting with injuries at the time, the team has found ways in which to win ball games lately with their last being a huge 112 to 109 win over the short-handed Golden State Warriors at home on Saturday night. Luca Doncic provided the Mavericks with a source of offensive supply as he scored 24 points for the game while not only hitting the game-winning jumper to put the home team up by 1 late in the game, but, sinked two free throws in order to seal the victory in the meantime.
As stated, the Warriors shot only 29% from 3-point range for the night as the Dallas Mavericks defense was stellar late in the game. ‘Our guys worked incredibly hard to wear on them throughout the game and we made their shots a little more difficult,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ”When you work as hard as we did, you get luck to go your way.”
Kevin Durant scored 32 points for the game yet went 1 for 7 in the fourth quarter. Klay Thompson, on the other hand, scored 22 points for the game yet would miss more than one jumper that would have put the Warriors up late in the game. In all, it is safe to say that the Mavericks certainly played well on both sides of the ball in which the lock down such a team as the Warriors on this night. They look to continue that success versus a tough Memphis Grizzlies squad looking to continue to tack on quality wins.
Memphis Grizzlies's Latest Performance :
The Grizzlies are continuing to pick up wins as as they find themselves winners of four of their last five, overall. Coincidentally enough, four of these games were at home to where they have been stellar in their 2018 campaign in going 6-1 for the year. Mike Conley continues to step up his game in averaging 19 points and five assists while Marc Gasol is also leading the team in rebounds with 9 per outing. In addition to this, Memphis has had many of their role players step up in order to deliver quality minutes to the team with Jackson Jr, Garrett Temple, along with Wayne Selden also stepping up in which to provide a lift for their team.
On a night where Marc Gasol became the team’s all-time leading rebounder, he also converted a three-point play with 1:41 left along with sinking two more free throws with 34.9 seconds left to seal the victory. In all, look for this Memphis team to be very physical with a Dallas defensive unit that has not performed up to expectations throughout the year yet has certainly improved on offense, as this has been their saving grace early on.
How Dallas Mavericks & Memphis Grizzlies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dallas is 9-5 ATS while the OU is 7-7
Mewmphis is 9-5 ATS while the OU is 6-8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will be interesting in that you have two teams with contrasting styles. On one hand, you have the Grizzlies which are known to play a slower pace of game while utilizing their tough defense in which to prevent teams from scoring. On the other hand, you have the Dallas Mavericks that like to get out and run more from start to finish. In all, one can expect this to be a very interesting and exciting game from start to finish as the Grizzlies will be looking to set the pace at home. On the other hand, Dallas certainly has a lot to play for as well as it needs to keep its current winning streak intact.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Memphis Grizzlies
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Grizzlies in this matchup as I feel that they are the more physical team in this matchup. In other words, the Grizzlies have one games recently due to their physical prowess on the defensive end along with their stars and role players continuing to step up during critical points in the game. With that being the case, look for Conley and Gasol to have solid games in this contest while the role players will certainly step up once again as well versus a Dallas defense that can be shaky, at times. This matchup for the Mavericks will be their second game of a back-to-back.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I like the under in this matchup as Memphis will certainly prove to be a formidable foe to the offensive-minded Mavericks on Monday night. As stated, the Grizzlies have won their games due to tough defense that has allowed them to convert those opportunities into scoring possibilities on the other end. Combine this with the fact that the under has been the play in three of the last four games for the Dallas Mavericks while also being the result of four of the last seven games for the Memphis Grizzlies, look for both teams to have solid nights on the defensive end while their offenses will struggle for much of the game.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks:
- The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in last five games
- The Macericks are 4-1 ATS in last four road games
- The Uder is 4-1 in Mavericks last five games
Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies:
- The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in last five games
- The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in last six home games
- The Over is 3-1 in Grizzlies last four games