The Memphis Grizzlies (2-0) continue their road trip with a game against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (0-1) on Oct. 22. This will be the first home game of the 2022-23 regular season for the Mavs.
The Grizzlies are competing in their first back-to-back of the season, having dispatched the Houston Rockets on Oct. 21 with the help of 49 points from Ja Morant. The superstar point guard was otherworldly against Houston and showed that he’s got what it takes to enter the early conversations for NBA MVP.
But the conversation must quickly shift to the next game and that’s against the Mavericks. Let’s take a look at what to expect in this important matchup.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Odds, Spread, Over/Under
At FanDuel, the Grizzlies are five-point underdogs against the spread vs the Mavs (+5, -114). The Grizzlies are dogs on the money line, too coming in at +184 while the Mavericks are -220. The over/under set for this game is a total of 220.5 points.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Memphis Grizzlies injury report
For the Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks – Doubtful
Ziaire Williams – Out
Danny Green – Out
Jaren Jackson Jr. – Out
For the Mavericks
Davis Bertans – Out (right knee effusion)
Frank Ntilikina – Not with team (right ankle effusion)
The injury report will be finalized at 5 PM central time on Oct. 22.
What uniforms are the Grizzlies wearing on Oct. 22 vs the Mavericks?
The Grizzlies are wearing their white Association jerseys and the Mavericks are expected to wear their navy blue Statement Edition jerseys in this matchup.
Memphis Grizzlies Starting Lineup vs Dallas Mavericks
Dillon Brooks seems likely to play against Dallas after hearing comments from Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins prior to the team’s game at Houston on Oct. 21.
Here’s a starting lineup you can expect to see the team utilize:
PG: Ja Morant
SG: Desmond Bane
SF: Dillon Brooks
PF: Santi Aldama
C: Steven Adams
Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction for Oct. 22
The Grizzlies will have a tough night against the Dallas Mavericks, who played just one game, two days ago. This will be the Grizzlies’ third game in four nights, which does not bode well for the road underdogs.
After having expended a great deal of energy in his 49-point outburst vs Houston, will Ja Morant have enough left in the tank to quickly turn around and upstage Doncic and the Mavericks?
To do so, the Grizzlies are going to have to speed up their play and not allow Doncic to get comfortable playing a half-court game. The Mavericks thrive the slower the game is played and the Grizzlies thrive the faster the game is played. Something has to give and, unfortunately for Grizzlies fans, the signs point to the Mavs having the upper hand here.
Expect a big night from a rested Doncic.
Prediction: Dallas 117, Memphis 103
What channel is the Memphis Grizzlies game on?
The Grizzlies are playing on NBA TV and the game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM CT. In the Memphis DMA, fans can watch the game on Bally Sports Southeast.
Key stats to know for Grizzlies vs Mavericks game on Oct. 19
- The Mavericks have historically had the Grizzlies’ number over the years. Dallas is 72-32 all-time against the Memphis Grizzlies and are winners in eight of the last 11 meetings.
- This is just the second time the Grizzlies and Mavericks have met for Dallas’ home opener. The last time the Mavericks hosted the Grizzlies for their home opener was back in 1997-98 when the team was still based in Vancouver.
- This is a homecoming of sorts for Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins, who was born in Arlington, Texas and went to St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas.
Grizzlies Next Game and Schedule
The Memphis Grizzlies will return home for a game against Brooklyn before going back out on the road again. Here’s a look ahead at the next few games for the Grizzlies.
- Oct. 24 vs Brooklyn Nets
- Oct. 27 at Sacramento Kings
- Oct. 29 at Utah Jazz
The Grizzlies won’t see the Mavericks again until Saturday, March 11, 2023. The game is set to take place at home inside FedEx Forum.