Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction
The Utah Jazz face the Dallas Mavericks this Saturday at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is the game where one of the best attacks in the league, the Jazz will be on a difficult mission to break the defensive block of one of the best defenses in the league, the Mavericks.
The home team, Utah Jazz comes from eight wins in their last ten matches, while the visitors come from three defeats in the last five matches.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The game will be interesting to watch due to the fact these two teams have different characteristics this season. The Jazz have the highest average points per game in the league with an incredible 115.4 PPG average. On the other side of the court, the Mavericks have a 104.7 PPG, the fifth-best in the league.
If a good offense of Jazz has the difficult task to break the opponents’ defense, the Mavericks also have the difficult task of going back to the winning track in the league after collecting more defeats than wins in the last 5 games.
Money Line:Â Mavericks +175| Jazz -213
Against the Spread: +5.5 -110| -5.5 -110
Over/Under: Over 224.5 +105| Under 224.5 -125
Playing at home, the Jazz are extreme favorites for this match against the Mavericks, so a Jazz -213 bet should be the right pick. The Jazz comes from a victory in their last match against the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the Mavericks come from a defeat at home at the hand of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Against the Spread
A +5.5 (-110) bet for this match should also be considered. The Jazz have one of the best offenses in the NBA and the leaders in average points per game ranking. Despite the fact the Mavericks’ defense is also one of the best in the league, 5th in the league, the Mavericks come from a tough home loss against the Bucks and they have conceded more than 100 points in their last four games.
The factor of Donovan Mitchell should also be taken into consideration. The shooting guard has one of the best average points per game in the league with 25.0 PPG. Added to it, the Jazz have scored more than 120 points in three out of their last five matches.
Even though the website considered the UNDER 224.5 -125 the favorite bet for this match, the past five matches of these two teams allow bettors to also consider the OVER 224.5 +105 a good bet. As mentioned before, the Jazz have the best offense in the league and they scored 128 points in their last game against the Timberwolves.
It is a fact the Mavericks have one of the best defenses in the leagues, but their offense have been of some disappointment.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
The Jazz have had a positive season so far with a good 21-9 record. They are currently the 3rd best team in the Western Conference standings, just behind the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors.
Not only their offense, even their defense have also done an important job in order to obtain good results for the team. The Utah Jazz are currently ranked as the 1st in the rebounds per game ranking and have one of the lowest opponents points per game in the league, 105.
The Jazz have also one of the lowest averages regarding team personal fouls per game. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz center, has done an impressive job in the point as he has the highest average defensive rebound per game in the league, 11.8. He has also the second-highest blocks per game average in the league with 2.2 BPG.
When it comes to the attacking part of the Utah Jazz have been one of the best in the league, so far. The team has the highest average points per game with an incredible 115.4 PPG. The Jazz are also the leaders in the field goal percentage ranking as they have a 47.7 FG%. Donovan Mitchel has been the star player for Jazz and he is among the top ten players with respect to points per game ranking.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Utah Jazz Injuries
Malik Fitts â€“ Shoulder injury
Azubuike Udoka â€“ Ankle injury
Arriving to the middle of the season, the Dallas Mavericks look to keep the balance to clinch their spot in the NBA playoffs. So far, the team have a 15-16 record. Even though the Mavericks have a positive record when they play at home, the Texans struggle to play away from home.
Regarding their defense, the Mavericks have been solid this year and they have one of the lowest opponents points per game average in the league. The 104.7 OPPG helps the team to beat their opponents and keep fighting for a playoff spot. Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks center, has been very important for the Mavericks defense as the center has one of the best blocks per game average in the league with 1.6 BPG.
If the defense of the Dallas Mavericks has been consistent throughout this season, the attacking part of the Mavericks has not been so aggressive this year. They are ranked as one of the worst offenses in the league as they are the 26th in points per game average ranking in the NBA.
Luka Doncic, Mavericks shooting guard, keep being the biggest star in the Dallas squad and making magic with his right hand. The Serbian is the highest scorer and the player who has given more assists in the Mavericks team. He is ranked in the top ten of the points per game ranking and he is also in the top five of the assists per game ranking in the league. He has a 9.5 FGM average, as well as a 8.5 APG.
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Mavericks’ Injuries
Kristaps Porzingis â€“ Toe injury
Eugene Omoruyi â€“ Toe injury
JaQuori McLaughlin â€“ COVID-19 protocols
Luka Doncic â€“ COVID-19 protocols
Trey Burke â€“ COVID-19 protocols
Maxi Kleber â€“ COVID-19 protocols
Josh Green â€“ COVID-19 protocols
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
As mentioned before, Utah Jazz against Dallas Mavericks will be an interesting game to watch because of the teams offense and defense. Even though they have one of the best defenses, the Mavericks come to this game after big losses in the last matches and they donâ€™t seem to have the consistency needed to beat one of the best teams in the league at their home court.
On the other side, the Utah Jazz are still chasing the Western Conference leaders in order to obtain a better spot in the standings. Playing at home, it is clear the Jazz are the favorites to win against the Mavericks and they will probably insert one more victory to their record.