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Mavericks vs Grizzlies Picks & Odds (March 20)

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in NBA Basketball

Updated Mar 20, 2023 · 3:10 PM PDT

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr
Mar 18, 2023; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) reacts after a basket during the second half against the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Mavericks and Grizzlies meet on Monday evening
  • Memphis has won eight in a row at home
  • Can they make it nine? Find the Mavericks vs Grizzlies odds and picks below

We have a Southwest Division showdown on Monday evening as the Dallas Mavericks (36-35, 14-21 away) battle the Ja Morant-less Memphis Grizzlies (43-27, 29-5 home) at the FedExForum. The tip-off is scheduled for 8 PM ET. Keep reading for the Mavericks vs Grizzlies odds.

Dallas has found some success as of late, winning back-to-back games. That includes a nailbiter victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday thanks to a clutch Maxi Kleber triple. Memphis meanwhile put a beatdown on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday by a score of 133-119.

Mavericks vs Grizzlies Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Dallas Mavericks +1 (-108) +100 OFF
Memphis Grizzlies -1 (-112) -118 OFF

The Grizzlies are slight 1-point favorites for Monday’s affair with -118 odds. They’re 21-12-1 ATS at home this season. The Mavs sit at +100 and have gone just 5-17 as a moneyline underdog. It’s the fourth meeting of the campaign between the two, with Memphis winning two of three thus far.


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Odds as of March 19th at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Dallas Back on Track

There’s not much time left in the season and with the NBA playoff bracket in the West extremely tight, every team needs to bring their best each and every night. Example: Dallas. Jason Kidd’s squad is currently without Luka Doncic due to a thigh injury but has managed to grab two crucial victories, putting them into sixth place in the conference and just a half-game above the slumping Warriors.

Friday’s win over the Lakers was absolutely huge, considering just two games separate them. With Luka watching from the sidelines, the Mavericks showed guts, with Kyrie Irving leading the way. The point guard erupted for 38 points and truly carried the load, with just three others finishing in double figures.

However, Kleber’s three-pointer at the buzzer was the biggest bucket of the night, capping off a 47% shooting performance from deep for Dallas. For Monday, Doncic is questionable after missing the last four contests. Whether he plays or not, this will be a tough matchup because Memphis is dominant at home. Irving is also questionable.

No Ja, no Problem

It’s no secret the Grizzlies need Morant to be available in order to make a serious run come playoff time. But for the time being, the squad is doing just fine without the superstar, who is still away from the team. They’ve won five of the last six games, taking down the likes of Golden State twice, Dallas, and others.

Taylor Jenkins’ group put in work against the Dubs Saturday, with no shortage of trash talk throughout the contest. Jaren Jackson Jr took the bull by the horns and led by example, pouring in 31 points, while Desmond Bane dropped 26. In fact, the entire starting five compiled a minimum of 13 points apiece.

Most importantly, the Grizz managed to contain Steph Curry, who was held to a mere 16 points. Memphis also shot the ball extremely well, draining 55% of their field goals and 47% of their treys. Needless to say, the Grizzlies have lots of momentum right now. Jackson Jr is questionable here with calf soreness, however. His absence would hurt given the tear the big man is on lately.

Mavericks vs Grizzlies Picks

There are clearly some big names that may not be able to feature in this matchup. Nevertheless, I expect the Grizzlies to continue their winning ways, with numerous players who are capable of contributing even if Jackson Jr doesn’t play.

Pick: Grizzlies -1 (-112)


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