he Mavericks are an aging team playing three games in four nights including back to back. Again, one of our Golden Rules, rest benefits teams that need it the most. Hence lack thereof hurts those who need to make adjustments. The fact the Mavs are off consecutive home losses makes fading them a nice situation play in addition to sharp versus square.
Memphis has won seven in a row outright and 5-2 the last seven against the spread, plus they have a nice balance of rest, but yet not too much while in a groove (two days off) makes it even better.
They are gelling since getting Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis in a three-time trade. With another day off before playing Miami, they can go all out and continuing to develop that chemistry meaning they have legitimate motivation to run up the score a bit.