- Go to BetOnline or Bovada for the latest odds on the Mavericks vs Grizzlies game
- Luka Doncic is averaging 33.0 points per game with 8.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists
- The Western Conference matchup tips off from American Airlines Center at 7:30pm ET on Monday, March 13th
Dallas hosts Memphis on Monday in the second game of a home-and-home doubleheader. The Grizzlies drew first blood with a 112-108 victory over the shorthanded Mavericks on Saturday night. Both Luca Doncic and Kyrie Irving missed the contest with injuries while Ja Morant remained out of the lineup.
Will Jason Kidd’s club avenge the loss and pick up a much-needed victory? Before we break down the matchup, check out our guide to betting on the 2023 NBA Finals and our tips for betting on the NBA.
Mavericks vs Grizzlies
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Memphis Grizzlies||-1 (-110)||-112||TBD|
|Dallas Mavericks||+1 (-110)||-104||TBD|
Ja Morant remains out
Ja Morant has missed four games in a row after flashing a gun on Instagram Live a little over a week ago. There doesn’t seem to be a timetable for the superstar guard’s return as the NBA continues to investigate the incident. In the meantime, his Grizzlies are keeping their heads above water without him, winning their past two home games.
Memphis followed up an impressive 131-110 win over the Warriors on Thursday with a 112-108 victory over Dallas on Saturday. However, Taylor Jenkins’ club hasn’t been good on the road all year, with or without Morant. The Grizz are just 12-21 away from home. A shockingly poor record given they’re tied for second in the Western Conference with a 40-26 record.
The owner of Shotgun Willie’s says Ja Morant spent over $50K on tips a few weeks ago
“This kid, real young, was exceptionally respectful, and sweet and he did not drink…He’s marvelous.”
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— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) March 12, 2023
Doncic and Irving banged up?
Playing without Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, the Mavericks’ loss to Memphis on Saturday dropped them to eighth place in the West. Irving should return on Monday after missing the game with “soreness in his right foot,” but be sure to monitor Doncic’s status before placing your bets. The Serbian superstar, who is dealing with a left thigh strain, is averaging 33 points per game (second in the NBA).
Dallas is plus-9.2 points per 100 possessions with the 24-year-old on the floor. But, they’re minus-3.5 points per 100 possessions when he or Kyrie aren’t playing. With a 3-7 record in their last 10 contests, Jason Kidd’s club will find themselves in the NBA Play-In Tournament if they can’t string some W’s together soon.
Dallas vs Memphis
The Grizzlies are a 1-point road favorite in Dallas on Monday night. At home, the Mavericks have a 11-21-3 against the spread in the NBA, covering only 34.4% of the time. However, as mentioned earlier, their opponents are miserable on the road. Memphis is 11-21-1 (34.4%) against the spread away from home.
Mavericks’ home games hit the OVER 61.8% of the time, the fifth-highest mark league-wide. Meanwhile, Grizzlies’ road games go UNDER at a 60.6% clip, which is also the fifth-highest rate in the NBA.
Luka Doncic and Devin Booker going at it 👀pic.twitter.com/v0UKUZSHwg
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 5, 2023
This is a hard one to handicap. Not only does it pits the league’s third-worst road team against the second-worst home team. One side is great at going OVER while the other is superb at converting the UNDER.
However, what we do know is that Morant will be out of the lineup while Doncic at least has a chance to return. Assuming the Serbian suits up, we like the Mavericks to cover the spread at home.
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