Grizzlies Seek Series Win
The Memphis Grizzlies might be missing their best player, but they seek a series win against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.
It’s currently a 2-1 advantage to the Grizzlies, who are without Ja Morant. He’s eligible to play, but they will take a patient approach with the troubled superstar.
Luka Doncic is also likely to miss the game, so NBA lines have the Grizzlies favored to win at home.
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Mavericks Digging Deep
The Mavericks lost consecutive games to the Grizzlies last week, so they need to turn those performances around.
However, despite not having Doncic on the floor, they were too good for the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in their last two games. Despite not facing overly hard teams, the wins should give them confidence.
It was a close-run thing against the Lakers, winning 111-110 on Friday, with Maxi Kleber draining a three-pointer in the dying seconds, as NBA news reported.
“I never had a shot like that before,” said a grinning Kleber. “When he passed it, I knew I had to just quick-fire it.
“It was a pretty amazing feeling. Once I let it go, I saw the ball in the air, and I was like, ‘Oh, damn, it has a chance to go in.’ All of a sudden it went in, and the next thing I knew, the whole team was running at me. It was a pretty cool experience.”
The sportsbook has the Mavericks as underdogs, which isn’t surprising. They are 27-42-2 against the spread (ATS), so bettors haven’t had a profitable time backing them.
Grizzlies Demonstrating Depth
Despite not having their best player on the court, the Grizzlies have won five of their last six, including a 133-119 win over the Golden State Warriors as a +2 sport betting underdog on Saturday.
Boasting a 20-5 home record, the Grizzlies are one of the toughest teams to beat with a home-court advantage and will be confident of continuing that on Monday.
Owning a 33-36-1 ATS record, they have been a steady bet. However, there is room for improvement. They are only 5-5 ATS from their last 10 games, so losing Morant had an effect on their Las Vegas NBA odds record.
Dillion Brooks is getting under the skin of many opposing players. The Grizzlies have seemingly adopted an ‘us vs. them’ mentality, and it’s working. Having already beaten the Mavericks at home, they should be confident of keeping their winning run alive.
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Mavericks vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
Dallas has a 6-4 ATS advantage from the last 10 games. However, the most recent result saw the Grizzlies covering a -4½ spread with a 104-88 win on March 13.
The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Memphis.
Mavericks vs Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Mavericks (36-35) vs Grizzlies (43-27)
- Day/Time: Monday, March 20, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
- Mavericks vs Grizzlies Live stream: NBA Game Pass
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Mavericks vs Grizzlies Picks and Prediction
Our NBA picks have the Grizzlies covering the -2 spread. They are the better team, even without Morant on the floor.
They have better depth than the Mavericks, who need Kyrie Irving to have a big scoring day, but we don’t think he will.
Include under 222½ in your selections, as we predict a low-scoring affair.
Dallas is listed at +110 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Mavericks, there’s a chance to win $110. Memphis is -130, offering a chance to win $77 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Dallas a 47.62% chance to win, with the Grizzlies at 56.52%.
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Our NBA picks have the Grizzlies winning on the road simply because of the injuries to the Mavericks.
They need to improve on their 12-21 away record, but this is an ideal situation.
Take the under as well. Given the number of players missing, it could be a low-scoring affair.