Mavericks vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/1

Mavericks vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/1

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks - Game Preview

Dallas, TX; Friday, 5:30 p.m. CST

Spread: DAL -9.5
Over/Under: 228.5

Introduction

The Dallas Mavericks are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CST. This preview will analyze player statistics, recent team performances, key matchups, and provide insights into our final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Memphis Grizzlies

Currently at the 14th spot in the Western Conference with a 4-13 record, the Grizzlies face an uphill battle without key players. Despite a recent win against Utah, the absence of Morant and Smart remains a significant challenge.

Player Spotlight: Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane, averaging 23.2 points per game, has been a standout performer for the Grizzlies. However, the team's overall strength is compromised without key playmakers.

 

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks, currently third in the Western Conference with an 11-6 record, are coming off a victory against Houston. With Luka Doncic leading the charge, the Mavericks are in a favorable position.

Player Spotlight: Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic, averaging an impressive 31.1 points per game, continues to be the driving force for the Mavericks. His stellar performance, coupled with the Grizzlies' injury woes, gives Dallas a clear advantage.

Injury Report

Memphis is still without Marcus Smart, and Xavier Tillman is listed as a game-time decision. Dallas has Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Tim Hardaway Jr. as game-time decisions, while Maxi Kleber remains out.

 

Key Matchups and Strategies

The Mavericks will look to exploit the Grizzlies' weakened roster and capitalize on key matchups to secure a comfortable win.

Luka Doncic vs. Grizzlies' Backcourt

With Memphis missing Marcus Smart, Luka Doncic will have the opportunity to dominate the backcourt. The Mavericks will aim to control the pace and exploit defensive gaps.

Interior Presence: Mavericks' Big Men

The absence of key frontcourt players like Marcus Smart makes the Grizzlies vulnerable in the paint. The Mavericks' big men will look to establish dominance inside and control the boards.

 

Prediction

With key players sidelined for the Grizzlies, the Dallas Mavericks are well-positioned to secure a convincing victory and cover the -9.5 spread. Luka Doncic's stellar form, coupled with Memphis' ongoing struggles, tips the scales in favor of the Mavericks.

Expect the Mavericks to control the game from the start, exploiting the Grizzlies' weakened roster. Luka Doncic's leadership and scoring prowess will be instrumental in securing the win and covering the spread.

Pick: Dallas Mavericks -9.5

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