Mavericks vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Are the Mavericks a good underdog bet tonight when they visit the Grizzlies at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Grizzlies are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Mavericks after hitting the board at -5.5. As for the total, the number hit the board at 192 and that's where it currently sits.
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Dallas enters play having dropped seven of its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread during that span. The Mavericks still own a winning record at the betting window this season at 41-33 but are just 16-18 against the number on the road this year.
Memphis has split at the betting window over its last 10 games but is 6-4 against the spread during that stretch. The Grizzlies are also 38-37 at the betting window on the season and are 19-17 against the number at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Mavericks have covered in four of their last five games against the Grizzlies and have covered in six of their last eight games in Memphis. They're also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games versus Western Conference competition and are 20-6 at the betting window in their last 26 games coming off a loss. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference games.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +4.5