The 25-31 Dallas Mavericks will be on a back to back when they face the 37-18 Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Memphis is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game have the home team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -6 points with an over under line of 193 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.
This will be the third meeting of the season between these clubs with each team winning on their home court. The Mavericks covered the spread in both games.
Dallas is 9-19 straight up on the road this season. They drop their second straight in a 95-90 home defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 212 ½ points.
Dallas fails to hold a lead heading into the fourth quarter and gets outscored 29-20 in the final stanza. They shot 42.4% from the field and went a miserable 1 of 17 from three. They give up 41.2% shooting to Milwaukee and fail to win because Dallas turns the ball over 20 times. Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 20 rebounds on 8 of 16 shooting. Dallas is in the 11th spot in the Western conference and trails eighth seeded Houston by five games with 26 games remaining. Dallas finally got a good defensive effort and just can’t hit a three and avoid turnovers. The Mavericks are 27th and fourth to last in the NBA in points allowed at 102.4 a game.
Memphis is 22-8 at home. They win their seventh straight game after a 76-72 road win at the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 180 ½ points. The Grizzlies held the Nets to just 34 second half points. Memphis shot 45.1% from the floor and made 2 of 7 from three. They held the Nets to 37.7% from the field and forced 18 Brooklyn turnovers. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 16 points and 14 rebounds on 7 of 16 shooting. With no Rudy Gay more balanced scoring and even better defense. Inefficiency out and efficiency returns to the Grizzlies arsenal. Memphis has given up an average of 87 points per game during this win streak and is second in the NBA in scoring defense this season.