Memphis Grizzlies (12-23) vs. Dallas Mavericks (21-15)
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/9/24 – Tuesday marks an exciting NBA face-off between Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center that promises not just to be a battle of wills but also of resilience – fans and bettors looking for premium sports picks are in for an eye-opening experience that goes far beyond mere victory-loss tallies.
The Memphis Grizzlies’ season, plagued with inconsistency, can be measured in their below-par average of 107.4 points per game and 44% field goal percentage; their 3-point field goal success rate stands at 33.8% while they rely heavily on long-range shots at 13.2 per game at an average success rate of 33.8%; yet their defense remains formidable with 7.4 steals and 6.3 blocks per game showing signs of strength that belies their record.
Conversely, the Mavericks represent offensive efficiency and strategic acum. Scoring an impressive 119.1 points per game on 47.3% shooting accuracy has cemented them as one of the premier offensive units. Their average 15.3 3-point field goal makes per game at 36.9% success rate is further evidence of their deep bench. Although slightly less dominant on defense than other teams in their conference, their balanced approach makes them a tough opponent to beat.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/9/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET
|American Airlines Center
|NBA League Pass
Ja Morant (PG) vs. Luka Doncic (PG)
Ja Morant has returned strong from injury, averaging 28 points on 47% shooting along with 8 assists per game over his last five contests. He continues to attack the rim fearlessly but has also improved his perimeter shooting, knocking down 36% of his threes this season. Morant’s quickness and explosiveness make him a nightmare matchup, while his court vision and playmaking allow him to set up teammates as well. Over his last three games, he is averaging 32.3 points, 9.3 assists and shooting 55% from the field.
On the other hand, Luka Doncic meanwhile is making his case for a second straight MVP award, sitting top five in the league in both scoring and assists. He has been stuffing stat sheets with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists per game over his last five. Doncic blends size, shooting and court vision at the point guard spot to dominate games. He is a rare talent who can beat defenses from all three levels. Don?i? shoots 48% from the field, 37% from deep and 74% from the line this season. In addition, he grabs over 8 rebounds and dishes 9 assists a night. His ability to involve teammates while still taking over games himself makes Don?i? nearly impossible to slow down. He should have a decisive advantage over Morant in this matchup.
Morant and Doncic represent two titans in basketball; their match-up will not only showcase individual brilliance but will be an intense strategic contest where their respective strengths and weaknesses will determine its outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds, still to be determined, will offer further insights into this intriguing matchup. Bettors should keep an eye on the evolving odds for a more informed wagering decision.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are just 1-4 against the spread over their last five contests. They have struggled to cover on the road this season, going 10-9 ATS away from Memphis. With injuries mounting, the Grizzlies are unpredictable and hard to trust from a betting perspective right now.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
Dallas has covered in four of its last five games and boasts an impressive 12-7 record ATS at home this season. The Mavericks are also 10-2 ATS when playing with one day’s rest. All signs point to Dallas carrying their momentum into this home matchup with Memphis.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/9/24 Betting Picks
Considering the stats and trends, the Mavericks seem to be the safer pick. Their offensive firepower and consistency give them an edge over the struggling Grizzlies. However, the unpredictability of the NBA means the Grizzlies could spring a surprise, especially with Morant at the helm.
For prop bets and over/under, the Mavericks’ trend of high-scoring home games suggests betting on the OVER might be prudent. As for NBA exclusive free tips, keep a close eye on injury reports and lineup changes leading up to the game for any last-minute strategic shifts.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 115, Memphis Grizzlies 105.