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Mavericks vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz
- Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds UTA -9, DAL +321 | UTA -414 O/U 221.0
So far, the Mavericks have put together an overall record of 28-26, while going 19-33-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Dallas has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
The Mavericks will be looking to bounce back from a 119-113 loss to the Warriors. In terms of betting, Dallas entered as 10 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Dallas got off to a slow start, trailing by 15 points going into halftime. In the loss, Spencer Dinwiddie led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 52.9%.
The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-27. So far, the team has gone 29-23-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Utah is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Jazz were favored to win vs the Hawks. However, their 115-108 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. In the loss, Utah got off to a slow start, trailing by 12 points going into halftime. In the loss, Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 42.1%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Mavericks averaged 112.5 points per game vs the Jazz. Similar to the Mavericks, the Jazz scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Dallas, the team averaged 109.25 points per game. The Mavericks have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 4 points per game. Dallas and Utah averaged a combined 196 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 0-5.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Dallas offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game. So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 30th in fields goals made per contest.
Defensively, the Mavericks are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 104.72 points per contest (2nd).
Keep in mind that the top two scorers for the Mavericks, Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie, will not be playing in today’s game. This season, Doncic has been averaging 33.4 points per game, and Dinwiddie has been averaging 17.7 points per game.
Through 54 games, Utah is the 4th best scoring team at 117.6 points per game. So far, the Jazz are averaging 99.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Utah is just 13th in made field goals per game.
Against the Mavericks, the Jazz will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 10th ranked unit at 107.57 points per game.
On offense, Lauri Markkanen leads the Jazz in scoring at 24.9 points per game, placing him 19th in the NBA. Overall, Markkanen has hit 51.8% of his shots while accounting for 18.1% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 26th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 21.0 points per game, Jordan Clarkson is the 2nd leading scorer for the Jazz. For the season, he is 122nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.1%.
Mavericks vs Jazz Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Mavericks +9
- Free Total Prediction: Over 221.0