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    Dallas Mavericks versus Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pro Basketball Pick Odds Preview 1-12-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 24-10 Memphis Grizzlies will be on a back to back as they travel to face the 14-23 Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Dallas is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA betting odds from this game has the road team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 187 points. When the odds were released a few hours ago it was Memphis favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line of 188 points. There has been no side movement and a full point move under the total.

    The teams met back on December 21st and it was Memphis with the 92-82 home win against the Mavericks as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 189 points. Trend: The under is 4-0 in their past four head to head meetings.

    The Grizzlies are 10-6 away from home on the season. Memphis wins their four straight game following a 101-98 home overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs as a -2 point betting favorite. The game ended over 188 points. Memphis held San Antonio to just three points in the overtime period. They shot 47% from the field and converted on 18 of 21 free throws. Rudy Gay scored 23 points on 10 of 20 shooting. Zach Randolph grabbed 10 boards to go with his 18 points. Memphis is the second ranked scoring defense in the NBA allowing 89 points a contest.

    The Mavs are 8-7 straight up on their home court. They have lost eight of their past ten games. They break a four game losing streak on Thursday night in a 117-112 road overtime win against the Sacramento Kings as a +2 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 205 ½ points. Dallas overcomes a ten point deficit after three quarters to rally to force the overtime period. The Mavs pull down 11 more rebounds than the Kings and force 20 turnovers Dirk Nowizki back in the starting lineup as he works back into shape from knee rehab had 17 points and 9 rebounds on just 7 of 21 shooting. Dallas woes have come on defense as they are 29th and second to last in the league in scoring defense as they allowing 103 points a game.