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Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview – Jan 9, 2024

A pair of Western Conference teams will meet up on Tuesday in the National Basketball Association. The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road at the Dallas Mavericks. Memphis is coming off a win at Phoenix on Sunday, and have won back to back games. The Grizzlies are 13-23 on the season, which is 13th in the West.

For Dallas, they come into the game with a 22-15 record on the season. The Mavericks are on a three game winning streak. Dallas was able to beat the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Dallas is -7.5 in this game. The total for this game is listed at 234.5.

Morant Status in Question

Ja Morant was announced late Monday night, he will miss the rest of the season for Memphis. Morant was strong since returning on December 19th at New Orleans from his 25 game suspension. Morant has scored 25.1 points per game, and dished out 8.1 assists. The top scorer for the Grizzlies this season has been Desmond Bane, with 24.5 points pre game.

Marcus Smart has returned from injury, and the Grizzlies need him to be strong. Smart has played 19 games this season, playing more than 30 minutes per game. Smart is scoring 14 points per game, and averaging 4.5 assists per game. Derrick Rose is another guy, who has played just 17 games this season.

Memphis will wrap up their road trip with this game. The Grizzlies go home for three games. The Clippers come to town on Friday, with the Knicks there Saturday and Warriors on Monday, before a trip to Minnesota on January 20th.

Luka and the Mavericks

Luka Doncic is one of the top scorers in all of the National Basketball Association. The magical guard is scoring 33.7 points per game, trailing just Joel Embiid for the league lead. Doncic is making nearly 49% of his shots this season, and also dishing out 9.2 assists per game.

Dallas is glad to have Kyrie Irving back. Irving has missed 16 of the 37 games this season. When he plays though, he is strong. He is third with 23.5 points per game. Tim Hardaway Jr and Derrick Jones Jr are the other two Mavericks scoring double digits per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are remaining at home the rest of this week. Their final home game on this home stand is January 15th with the Pelicans. After that, the Mavericks wll head to Los Angeles to see the Lakers, and then a quick trip to take on the Warriors.

Thriller in Dallas

The Memphis Grizzlies are up and down, and will now have to figure out how to play with Morant again.  Without him in this game, others will step up. The Grizzlies are starting to figure it out, and they will battle Luka and Dallas here.

The biggest thing for the Grizzlies lately has been their ability to battle, and battle hard. When we go to bet on this game, the Mavericks are at home, but the Grizzlies cover the spread. Not going to take the Grizzlies moneyline quite yet, but we will take Memphis +7.5 over Dallas on Tuesday!

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