jazz vs mavericks nba prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 12/6/2023

The Utah Jazz (7-13) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (11-8) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in American Airlines Center and televised on BSSW. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Jazz vs Mavericks

The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win

The Jazz picked up a win over the Trail Blazers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 118-113. At the beginning of the second half, the Jazz were leading 56-44.

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz are 7-13 overall and are +8.5 point underdogs. On the road, the Jazz are 1-9 compared to their 6-4 record at home.

Utah has an overall ATS record of 11-9 for the season so far. Utah has gone 3-1 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 8-8 when playing as underdogs.

The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Mavericks lost to the Thunder with a final score of 126-120. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Mavericks couldn’t cover the spread as +5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 234.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

In their last five games, the Mavericks have gone 2-3 and have an overall record of 11-8. They currently hold the 6th spot in the Western Conference and are on top of the Southwest division.

Dallas has an overall ATS record of 9-10 as they come into today’s game. Dallas has gone 8-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 1-4 when playing as underdogs.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

Utah has recorded an average of 112 points per game (21st) throughout 20 games games. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Jazz are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.4 per contest. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 23rd in made field goals per game.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Dallas is averaging 118.2 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.9 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Dallas is ranked 1st in fewest turnovers per game.

Jazz Team Defense

At this time, the Jazz’s defense is positioned 25th in the NBA, permitting 118.4 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Jazz are forcing 16.9 per game, which is 30th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.7 per game.

Mavericks Team Defense

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 22nd in the NBA, permitting 118.0 points per game.

The Mavericks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 44.8% shooting. Overall, they gave up 126 points to Oklahoma City.

Key Players For The Jazz And Mavericks

In today’s game, we anticipate John Collins leading the scoring for the Jazz, contributing 13 points while shooting 5/11 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 14.4 points per game, in addition to 8.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Luka Doncic to be the top scorer for the Mavericks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49% and is averaging 31.4 points per contest.

Jazz vs Mavericks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 102 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three home games, Dallas has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 105 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Mavericks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 116-100. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.

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