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Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Predictions and Preview for 1/14/2022

Dallas Mavericks takes on Memphis Grizzlies on 1/14/2022 at 10:00 PM.

The Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies face off in an important game for both teams. Dallas Mavericks has a record of 22-19 this regular season. Memphis Grizzlies is 30-14 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Dallas Mavericks Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 107.6, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Dallas Mavericks Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 109.5, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .553 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .521, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .429 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .332 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .760 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 20.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 108.2, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.6, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .548 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .517, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .360 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .344 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .745 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

When they missed shots, they were able to get back 28.9% of them. They are among the best offensive rebounding teams in the NBA.

The Dallas Mavericks Roster

The Players to Watch for Dallas Mavericks

Dorian Finney-Smith 6-7 220 PF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jalen Brunson 6-1 190 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. 6-5 205 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Memphis Grizzlies Roster

The Players to Watch for Memphis Grizzlies

Desmond Bane 6-5 215 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jaren Jackson Jr. 6-11 242 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Steven Adams 6-11 265 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He is strong when it comes to attacking the rim. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He finds a way to get second and third chance opportunity for his team.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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