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The Memphis Grizzlies (43-27, 29-5 Dwelling) are holding onto the third spot within the Western Convention. They’ve been with out their star guard, Ja Morant, who was suspended for detrimental conduct to the NBA. Based on ESPN, there’s a chance, Ja Morant will return Wednesday. The Grizzlies have solely 5 losses at house and wish to prolong their two-game win streak.

The Dallas Mavericks (36-35, 14-21 Away) might be with out their star guard, Luka Doncic, resulting from a left thigh pressure. As well as, star Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable with proper foot soreness. Additionally, Dallas is on a two-game win streak, and barely holds onto the sixth seed within the Western Convention. These two groups will play tonight at 8 PM EDT, positioned at FedEx Discussion board, in Memphis, Tennessee. Each groups wish to make a run within the Western Convention with slightly below 4 weeks left. The matchup will air on NBATV. If you’re searching for the very best betting odds, right here is info to know:

*All traces are taken from Draft Kings*

Cash Line

Dallas: +170
Grizzlies: -200

Over/Below: 227

Over: -110
Below: -110


Dallas: +5 (-110)
Grizzlies: -5 (-110)

Memphis 2-1 vs. Dallas this season.

Recreation 1: Dallas Wins 137-96 (Dallas house)

The Memphis Grizzlies are 2-1 towards the Dallas Mavericks this season. Of their house opener, Memphis took a loss to the Mavericks, 137-96. Ja Morant, had an environment friendly recreation, scoring 20 factors on 6-12 taking pictures from the sphere. Nonetheless, Ja didn’t get a lot assist from the opposite starters. Steven Adams was held with 2 factors and 1 rebound. Guard Desmond Bayne was held to 14 factors on 4-11 taking pictures. Their greatest lead over the Grizzlies was 42 factors.
Memphis struggled from the three, taking pictures 27.3 %, and never one teammate apart from Ja Morant scored till virtually 5 minutes into the primary quarter. Defensively, The Grizzlies couldn’t cease Luka, permitting him to attain 25 factors, together with hitting 80% of his first ten pictures. Additionally, the Grizzlies have been outrebounded 52-29, and had a complete of 18 turnovers.

Recreation 2: Memphis Win 112-108 (Memphis Dwelling)

The Narrative modified shortly because the season progressed. In recreation two, on March eleventh, Memphis evened up the collection with a 112-108 win over the Mavericks. Dallas was up 11 factors at one time, and rookie ahead David Roddy helped Memphis with a comeback win. Roddy had a breakout recreation with 25 factors, 8 assists, in 35 minutes. Memphis shot poorly from the three-point at 26.3 %. This time, Ja Morant was out, resulting from suspension by the NBA. Desmond Bane stepped up massive time, scoring 25 factors, on 8-18 taking pictures, including in 7 rebounds and eight assists.  Though Jaren Jackson Jr. struggled offensively, he added 14 factors. Tyus Jones, Xavier Tillman, and Santi Aldama supplied double digits in factors. Nonetheless, they have been extra environment friendly from the road, and shot practically 48 % from the sphere. Dallas had some unlucky turnovers late within the recreation, which sealed their destiny. With out stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, Dallas was already dealing with the percentages. Tim Hardaway Jr., Christian Wooden, Josh Inexperienced, and Jaden Hardy all scored in double digits. After being outscored 33-21 within the third quarter, Memphis fought again, and outscored the Mavericks by ten within the third quarter, 25-25.

Recreation 3: Memphis Win 104-88 (Dallas Dwelling)

Two days later, The Grizzlies had a blowout win towards the Mavericks in Dallas. Once more, the Grizzlies have been with out star guard Ja Morant, and The Mavericks have been with out stars Kyrie Irving and Luke Doncic. Memphis shot 32.4 % from the three-point and held Dallas to 26 % (12-46).  Though the Grizzlies have been with out Steven Adams, they outrebounded Dallas 47-41. Memphis shot practically 48 % from the sphere and held Dallas on 25-90 discipline objective pictures. Memphis had a formidable 9 steals on this recreation, and their largest lead was 21 factors. This distinction on this recreation have been quick break factors for the Grizzlies.

Desmond Bane stepped up properly once more for Memphis, offering 23 factors, 8 rebounds, and seven assists. Dillon Brooks, rookie David Roddy, and Tyus Jones all supplied double-digit factors. Roddy added 19 factors and is averaging simply over 6 factors per recreation this season. On the defensive finish, Tillman and Brooks mixed for five steals, and Aldama snagged 9 defensive rebounds as properly. Ahead Tim Hardaway struggled from the ground, taking pictures 2-10, and 1-6 from past the arc.  As well as, Jaden Hardy shot a workforce excessive 25 pictures, added 28 factors, and completed 5-15 from the 3-point. Memphis outscored Dallas 36-21 within the third quarter, which solidified this recreation.

Memphis Grizzlies

General: 43-27 Dwelling: 29-5 Away: 14-22

It’s no secret, the Memphis Grizzlies had a implausible 2021-2022 season, and misplaced to the Golden State Warriors 4-2 within the Western Convention Semis. Regardless of accidents and private conduct points, the Grizzlies maintain the #3 spot within the Western Convention. Though Memphis is high workforce within the West, their away file is regarding. The Grizzlies have been with out Heart Steven Adams since late January, resulting from a proper knee damage. As well as, Memphis has been with out two-time all-star Ja Morant, resulting from NBA violations.

Ja Morant is enjoying distinctive basketball, averaging 27.1 factors per recreation, 6 rebounds, 8.2 assists on 46.3 discipline objective share. In late December by mid-January, the Grizzlies gained a season excessive 11 video games in a run. After that, they misplaced 8 of their subsequent 10 video games. Memphis traded for guard Luke Kennard in a part of the Clippers, Rockets commerce so as to add guard depth. Since Ja Morant has been out of the lineup, the Grizzlies have gone 8-5. When Ja returns, the Grizzlies might be getting again an elite scorer, and an athletic playmaker. They’re a high 10 offensive workforce, and high 10 in protection, particularly rebounds and steals.

General: 36-35 Dwelling: 22-14 Away: 14-21

Final yr, the Mavericks shocked many, and made a run to the Convention Semi Finals, the place the Golden State Warriors gained the collection 4-1. Star Luka Doncic averaged over 30 factors per recreation, and was evident Doncic wanted assist round him. After dropping Jalen Brunson to the guards, the Mavericks knew Luka couldn’t do all of it. The Mavericks maintain that #6 spot within the Western Convention, half a recreation above the Warriors.

Per week earlier than Christmas, this Dallas workforce was simply 15-16. On the NBA commerce deadline, the Mavericks added All-Star Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris from the Brooklyn Nets, in change for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney Smith, two future second-round picks, and 2029 first-round decide. Irving made his debut 2/8 towards the Clippers, and the Mavericks have gone 7-9 since then. Luke Doncic is their star participant, who can do all of it. He’s averaging near a triple double, 33 factors per recreation, 8.6 rebounds, and eight assists. Kyrie Irving is among the most gifted ball handlers within the NBA. His IQ and expertise in simple. This query is, can Luka and Kyrie keep wholesome? Can they match collectively as two on ball dominant level guards? The Mavericks are center of the pack defensively AND offensively. The Mavericks rank in direction of the underside in factors within the level, per recreation at 42.3. With these two guards out, can their function gamers step up?


PG Ja Morant (OUT)
G Vince Williams Jr. (OUT)
SF Jaren Jackson Jr. (Questionable)- Left calf soreness.
C Steven Adams (Out) Knee.
PF Brandon Clarke(out) Left Achilles tear.


PF Markieff Morris (OUT) Knee.
PG Luka Doncic (OUT) Thigh.
SF Tim Hardaway Jr. (Uncertain) Non-Covid sickness
PG Kyrie Irving (Questionable)- Foot


Dallas is lacking their two guards, Luka Doncic and MAYBE Kyrie Irving. With Tim Hardaway Jr. Questionable, that’s one much less key participant the Mavericks are with out.

Given Kyrie Irving scored 38 factors final recreation, search for Christian Wooden and Josh Inexperienced to step it up.


With Ja Morant out, keep watch over guard Desmond Bane. He’s confirmed he can step up with out Morant, and contributed 26 factors, 4 rebounds, on 3-5 3-point taking pictures towards the Warriors. He’s a guard that may rating, rebound, and dish out to teammates. In his final 10 video games, he’s averaging 21 factors per recreation, 5.5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Small ahead Dillon Brooks is an athlete who performs robust. He’s passionate and is averaging 13.2 factors per recreation over his final ten. He’s in a position to shoot from the three level and performs arduous.

Rookie David Roddy. Memphis has a number of function gamers who’re able to scoring in double-digits.

Dallas averages 113.8 factors per recreation

Memphis averages 116.1 factors per recreation

Dallas ranks 14th in factors allowed with 113.3 opponents factors per recreation.

Memphis ranks 4th in factors allowed with 112.2 opponents factors per recreation.

Dallas ranks thirtieth (final within the league) in rebounds per recreation with 38.8.

Memphis ranks third in rebounds per recreation with 46.9.

Dallas ranks thirteenth in level differential at +0.5

Memphis ranks third in level differential at +3.9

Dallas ranks twenty eighth in blocked pictures with 3.6 per recreation.

Memphis ranks third in blocked pictures with 5.9 per recreation.

Dallas averages 37.1 % from the 3-point, whereas Memphis averages 34.7 from the 3-point.

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SPREAD: Dallas +5

Dallas coated the unfold in 4 of their final 10 video games.

Memphis coated the unfold in 5 of their final 10 video games.

Dallas has a 26-42-3 file ATS this season.

Memphis has a 33-35-2 file ATS this season.

Dallas is 21-12-1 in HOME video games ATS this season.

Memphis is 10-9-0 in AWAY video games ATS this season.

Dallas has held their very own with out stars Kyrie Irving and Luke Doncic. They’ve saved issues shut with the Lakers, Suns, and 76ers over the past ten video games. With Ja Morant out, and Hardaway, I don’t see this being an in depth recreation.  If Kyrie performs, Dallas +5.


Dallas gained the Cash Line 4 out of their final 10 video games

Memphis gained the Cash Line 4 of their final 10 video games.

Though each groups have gained their final two, Memphis has two wins towards Dallas, and Golden State over the previous 5. The Mavericks beat the Lakers 111-110, and barely gained towards a younger Spurs workforce in Time beyond regulation. I like Memphis protection, and function gamers higher right here. Upside, they’re enjoying at house.


Dallas Avg +/- vs O/U Line: -2.96

Memphis Avg +/- vs O/U Line: -2.45

Dallas General O/U File: 38-32-1

Memphis O/U File: 31-37-2

Dallas is 5-5 O/U of their final 10 video games

Memphis is 5-5 O/U of their final 10 video games

With out each groups’ stars, it’ll arduous visualize what this recreation will appear like. Will it’s a blow out like final time? Can Dallas sustain its 3-point shooter after their win towards the Lakers?  I’m hesitant to place a solution for the Over/Below. If I needed to guess, I’d decide the underneath right here.

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Sara Jane is a full-time content material creator, specializing in each school basketball, the NBA, NFL, and author of Don’t neglect to observe her on Twitter: @GGirlSports

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