Mavericks vs. Grizzlies Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Apr 14, 2021

Kristaps Porzingis has been a great Robin to Luka Doncic's Batman, adding 20.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

Dallas
42-30
AT
April 14, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
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Memphis
38-34
Pointspread -3 -115
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +225.5

83%

Betting Action

17%

Pointspread +3 -105
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +225.5

83%

Betting Action

17%

The Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies will meet for the second time this season on Wednesday after the Mavericks won the first matchup back in February. The Mavericks have cooled off of late as they had been riding a five-game winning streak but have since lost three out of four. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have won five of their last seven and seem to be picking up some steam. Which Western Conference team will be able to walk away with a win here?

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Dallas is a 2-point favourite to win on the NBA odds with a total of 226.5.

The Mavericks are 6-2 straight up in their last eight games on the road and are hoping to improve that record in this game. They are 20-12 on the year when favoured but are just 16-16 against the spread in those games.

On the other hand, the Grizzlies are just 5-3 SU at home in their past eight games. They have been a valuable dog, though, as they are just 11-16 SU as a dog but are 16-11 ATS in those contests. They are also 22-16 ATS when the total is set at 220 or higher.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have had some disappointing results, dropping three of their last four games. They’ve lost as a 10-point favourite to Houston and as a six-point favourite against San Antonio.

This team lives and dies with Luka Doncic as he leads the team in every major statistical category outside of blocks. He averages 28.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game, also acting as the leader of the roster. Kristaps Porzingis has been a great Robin to Doncic’s Batman, adding 20.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Outside of those two players, Dallas was lacking a spark off the bench who can score when needed, though they may have found him. Jalen Brunson has primarily come off the bench this year, averaging 12.8 points per game and he’s been paired him with newly acquired J.J. Redick. That could be a key piece to give this team another outside scorer. It hasn’t worked out well so far, but they may just need a little time to sort things out.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies were struggling at the beginning of the year but they are starting to put the pieces back together. Ja Morant has been excellent all year long. Despite it only being his second year in the league, he’s averaging 18.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game for this very young Memphis team. Similar to Doncic, Morant has a great duo himself with Jonas Valanciunas on the floor. Valanciunas has been dominant as of late, posting 34 points and 22 rebounds on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers then following that up with 26 points and 14 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls on Monday. If those two continue to play at the high level they are on right now, they can have a good shot of winning here or at least covering.

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