The Dallas Mavericks go for their 11th win in 13 games against Memphis at home on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Grizzlies have won 13 of their last 15 games and is 15-7 on the road, while Dallas is 26-20 and 6-1 in its last seven home games. Mavs superstar Luka Doncic got the better of the matchup with Ja Morant in the last meeting between the two, when his triple-double of 27 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists lifting Dallas to a 112-85 win.
Dallas is favored by four points in the latest Mavericks vs. Grizzlies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 218.5. Before entering any Grizzlies vs. Mavericks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Mavericks vs. Grizzlies spread: Mavericks -4
- Mavericks vs. Grizzlies over-under: 218.5 points
What you need to know about the Mavericks
The Mavericks came up short against the Phoenix Suns this past Thursday, 109-101, despite a 28-point night from Doncic. Dallas hit just 29.7 percent of its 3-point attempts and turned the ball over 19 times in the loss. Doncic also led the team in giveaways, with eight, but fellow starting guard Jalen Brunson also had six. The Mavericks have shot just 29.9 percent from distance, and turned the ball over 16 times per game over their last three contests.
Another thing that has hampered the Mavericks a bit has been the recent production from center Kristaps Porzingis. In four starts since sitting missing two games ahead of Christmas, he averaged 27.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Since he missed seven games (health and safety protocols) at the beginning of January, those averages have dipped to 17 points, 8.3 rebounds and one assist over his last four starts.
What you need to know about the Grizzlies
The Nuggets gave the Grizzlies all they could handle on Friday, but Memphis emerged with the 122-118 win. Point guard Ja Morant led the way with 38 points and six assists along with six boards. He'll be looking for another outing like that on Sunday after a subpar performance in his last start against Dallas, which ended with 19 points, eight assists and eight turnovers.
Dallas has been one of the league's better defensive sides against opposing front courts, but Jaren Jackson Jr. has been playing on a high level for Memphis lately. In his last 10 starts, he's averaged 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. Memphis leads the league in steals (10.2) and blocks (6.4) per game this season. Jackson is clearly the team's top rim protector, but De'Anthony Melton has been the Grizzlies' most dangerous on-ball defender with 1.6 steals per contest.
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