Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz NBA betting Prediction

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3/25/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (41-29) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-42) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Mavericks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

Luka Doncic scored 34 for Dallas against the Jazz which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 50%. Daniel Gafford also contributed 24 points as the Mavericks won by a score of 113-97 vs. the Jazz.

The Mavericks come into today’s game looking to add to their three-game winning streak. Overall, the Mavericks are 41-29 and are currently 8th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Southwest division.

Against the spread, Dallas are currently above .500, at 39-31 ATS. Dallas has covered the spread in four straight home games and are 18-19 ATS at home compared to 21-12 on the road.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Utah’s most recently played the Rockets and lost with a final score of 147-119. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Jazz failed to cover the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 227.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Mavericks, the Jazz are 29-42 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are in 12th place and are 4th in the Northwest division.

This season, Utah holds an ATS record of 37-34, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. With a two game ATS win streak as favorites, the Jazz are 25-28 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.6 points per game (6th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Mavericks are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league. They are 3rd in three-point attempts (39.4) and have made an average of 14.5 threes per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36%.

Dallas has a fast-paced offense, ranking 11th in the league in pace at 99.7 possessions per game. Overall, they are 6th in scoring at 118.6 points per game. On the road, the Mavericks are averaging 117.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60% of their games. They are 11th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of two-point shooting, Dallas is 4th in the league at 57%.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 116.8 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.

At home, the Jazz are scoring 121.5 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 116.8 points per game.

Utah is one of the top teams in the league in terms of offensive rebounding, averaging 12.4 per game (4th).

The Jazz are 9th in the NBA in assists at 27.8 per game. In terms of pace, they are 9th at 99.8 possessions per game.

Mavericks Team Defense

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 22nd in the NBA, permitting 117.0 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 7th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.

Jazz Team Defense

Currently, the Jazz’s defense holds the 28th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.9 points per game. In their previous game, the Jazz’s defense struggled against the Rockets, giving up 147 points on a field goal percentage of 44%.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Jazz

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Luka Doncic will be the primary scorer for the Mavericks, with 34 points and going 12/24 from the field. This season, he is averaging 34.1 points per game along with 9 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.9%, and his scoring average is 23 points per game.

Mavericks vs Jazz Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Mavericks offense has averaged 121 points per game while allowing an average of 118. Dallas posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • Across the Jazz last three home games, the team averaged 107 points per game while allowing 126. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Jazz have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Utah posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • The Mavericks have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Mavericks vs Jazz Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Mavericks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 117-108. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -8.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Mavericks and Jazz to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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