Grizzlies vs. Mavericks Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Grizzlies a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 197 points.
Memphis enters with a perfect 3-0 record after a 98-90 win at the Rockets on Monday. Dallas is 0-4 following a 133-103 home loss versus the Warriors. The four meetings last season were split 2-2 straight up and ATS. The over-under also went 2-2.
In its win at Houston, Marc Gasol had 26 points and five rebounds to lead the way for Memphis. Mike Conley contributed 17 points and four assists. James Ennis III had a double-double of 14 points and 11 boards. The Grizzlies doubled up the Rockets 28-14 in the fourth quarter.
Wesley Matthews had 19 points and three steals in the blowout loss to Golden State. Harrison Barnes, Yogi Farrell and J.J. Barea all had 13 points. Barnes also tallied seven rebounds and three assists. Dallas was outscored 68-41 in the second half.
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in the last five meetings. The over is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings.
Memphis has started the season in grand fashion, but this could be a good spot for a letdown against the winless Mavs. Not only is Dallas wanting its first victory, but it has good recent history versus the Grizzlies. We like the home team to cover and maybe win outright.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +4