Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Point Spread Pick
- Updated: April 16, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Wednesday April 16, 2014, ESPN
Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
The Memphis Grizzlies host the Dallas Mavericks in a Western Conference match up.
In their last games: The Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 101-98 and the Grizzlies also beat the Phoenix Suns 97-91.
In their win over the Suns Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis combined for 60 points and for the game Dallas shot 49.4% from the floor.
In their win over the Suns Zach Randolph had 32 points and 9 rebounds and for the game Memphis shot 51.9% from the floor.
The Mavs have won all 3 games against the Grizzlies this season with the last being a 110-96 win in Memphis.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.
The Mavs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Grizzlies.
The winner of this game will get the 7th seed and the loser the 8th seed having to face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.
The Mavs have won 6 straight road games.
Point Spread: Memphis -3.5
Total Line: 191.5
Money Line: Mavericks +145 / Grizzlies -165
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Dallas Mavericks: 49-32 SU 43-38 ATS
Memphis Grizzlies: 49-32 SU 36-42-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• DAL is 46-19 ATS in their last 65 road games.
• DAL is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• DAL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• MEM is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• MEM is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games..
• MEM has an Over record of 9-3 in their last 12 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Dallas Mavericks: 93.14
Memphis Grizzlies: 92.98
Key Player Injuries
Dirk Nowitzki F Sidelined Apr 12 ankle Day-to-day
Gal Mekel G Sidelined Mar 22 knee Targeting April return
Mike Conley G Sidelined Mar 24 hamstring Day-to-day
Quincy Pondexter G/F Sidelined Dec 9 foot Out for season
Motivation shouldn’t be an issue for either team with a loss setting them up for a first round matchup against San Antonio. Both teams have been playing well down the stretch but I feel that the Mavericks have faced higher quality opponents and the road hasn’t been an issue for Dallas with 6 straight wins. The Mavs have won and covered all 3 in this series this season and the lines maker gives us a little wiggle room with the Grizzlies 3.5 point favorites.
Take the Dallas Mavericks +3.5.