Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 3/21/2024

The Utah Jazz (29-40) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (40-29) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas 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 Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz is coming off a loss to the Thunder in their latest game, ending with a score of 119-107. Heading into the second half, the Jazz were leading 54-53.

In the Western Conference, the Jazz are ranked 12th, and they are 4th in the Northwest division as they look to improve their record of 29-40 with a win over the Mavericks.

Utah has an overall ATS record of 37-32 as they come into today’s game. In their last two home games, Utah has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 22-13 at home compared to 15-19 on the road.

The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Mavericks bested the Spurs with a score of 113-107. The Mavericks entered the game as -8.5-point favorites, but their 6 point victory fell short of covering the spread. In terms of the over/under, the combined 220 points was below the over/under line of 236.

Coming into today’s game against the Jazz, the Mavericks have an overall record of 40-29 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Mavericks are 21-15 while going 19-14 on the road.

Against the spread, Dallas are currently above .500, at 38-31 ATS. The Mavericks have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 25-16 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117 points per game (10th).

Utah’s offense has been one of the best in the NBA this season, ranking 10th in scoring at 117 points per game. However, their scoring numbers have been slightly better at home compared to on the road.

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. They have also been one of the league’s top teams in terms of offensive rebounding, ranking 3rd in the NBA.

When it comes to pace, Utah is 10th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Jazz are 18th in the NBA at 47%.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Mavericks’ offense is rated 6th in the league in scoring, averaging 118.7 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are one of the top teams in the NBA, averaging 118.7 points per game, which is 6th in the league. At home, Dallas is averaging 119.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Dallas is 12th in the league at 48%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 3rd in the NBA in made threes per game, averaging 14.6. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36%, which is 13th in the league.

Jazz Team Defense

At present, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 27th, allowing 120.6 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 39.5% of their three-point attempts.

Mavericks Team Defense

Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 21st rank in the NBA, allowing 117.3 points per game. Most recently, the Mavericks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 107 points to the Spurs.

Key Players For The Jazz And Mavericks

In today’s game, our projections have Lauri Markkanen leading the Jazz with 23 points on 8/16 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23 points per game, along with 8.3 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 34, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.8%, and his scoring average is 34.1 points per game.

Jazz vs Mavericks Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Jazz offense has averaged 114 points per game while allowing an average of 125. Utah posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Dallas has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 119 points per game while allowing 108. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • The last five games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Mavericks vs. Jazz game, we suggest taking the Jazz at +13.5. Even though our predictions have the Mavericks winning 118-109, we see the Jazz as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 238.5 and our model has the Jazz and Mavericks finishing with a combined 227 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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