Memphis vs Dallas Pro Hockey Odds
On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks host the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA betting action. The Mavericks (40-38) are in third place in the Southwest Division and just edged the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, 88-86, at home. The Grizzlies (42-36) are in second place in the Southwest Division and just whipped the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, 108-92.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Pro Hoops Odds
When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 8:30pm ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
TV: FSSW, NBAt, FSSE
Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN Radio Dallas
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the the Grizzlies?
Not many people were betting on the Grizzlies to steamroll the Chicago Bulls the other night, but that’s exactly what happened. Zach Randolph put the team on his back and posted a double-double, undoing a lot of the momentum that the Bulls had been building lately and ending a six-game slide. Randolph (27 points, 10 boards) talked about the desperation the Grizzlies had been showing lately, and Vince Carter posted a throwback game, dropping 17 on the Bulls. This gives them momentum going into Dallas on Friday.
Why should you put your money on Dallas?
The Mavericks have won five games in a row, their second-longest streak of the season. They had been heading out of the playoff race, but then Deron Williams went down with what appears to be a season-ending injury, coach Rick Carlisle put J.J. Barea at the point and dialed the pace of the offense way back, focusing on a grinding style and then emphasizing defense. So far, so good, but the team still almost lost to the Rockets.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I believe in Rick Carlisle’s strategy with slowing down the Dallas offense and squeezing the life out of the opposition, and I don’t think Memphis can break out of that slow pace. I’m picking the Mavericks to win, 98-94.