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NBA Western Conference Clash in Dallas as Mavericks Host Grizzlies

The NBA’s Friday night calendar includes a game in the Lone Star State when the Memphis Grizzlies visit the Dallas Mavericks. The current line has Memphis favored by 3 points with the over/under point total sitting on 190.

Entering this game, Memphis has an overall record of 36-25 straight up and 32-29 against the spread. On the road, the Grizzlies are 17-14 SU and 16-15 ATS. Dallas on the season has a record of 24-36 SU and 33-27 ATS. At home, the Mavericks are 16-14 SU and 19-11 ATS.

Earlier in the season, Dallas suffered one of its worst efforts in scoring when they were defeated by Memphis. In November, the Mavericks scored just 64 against the Grizzlies. In the game, Dallas shot 29 from the floor.

Dallas arrives at this game having lost 4 of its past 6 games while not reaching 100 points scored in any of the six. Memphis on the other hand won its last outing 130-112 over Phoenix. The Grizzlies scored their most points in over 7 years.

In the game against Phoenix, Memphis shot 55.8% from the field and is 9-0 during this season when they shoot 50% or higher.

Versus Phoenix, Mike Conley scored 29 points, while Marc Gasol added 28 and Zach Randolph 23. It was the fourth game this season, the three scored 20 points or more each.

In its past six games, Dallas has averaged just 93.2 points per games and lost on Wednesday to Atlanta 100-95. Against the Hawks, Dallas turned the ball over 22 times, which is close to double its season average. On defense, the Mavericks allowed Atlanta to hit 56.4% of its shots.

Seth Curry has averaged 25 points per game in its last two games for Dallas. Wesley Matthews could return after missing one game with a hip problem for the Mavericks.

Memphis has an all-time record in Dallas of 10-32 following its blowout win in November.

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki needs just 48 points to become just the sixth NBA player in the history of the league to score 30,000 points.

Memphis has won 23 of 29 games in which they make 10 3-point shots or more.

Memphis is 6-2 ATS in its past 8 games on the road and against its past 8 opponents in the Southwest division.

Dallas is 9-3 ATS in its past 12 games against Western Conference opponents.

Prediction: Dallas is suffering from a lack of offense, while the defensive-minded Memphis Grizzlies are also putting points on the board which is a recipe for the Grizzlies to win and cover.

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