Utah Jazz (19-33) at Dallas Mavericks (35-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 196 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz face off on Wednesday at American Airlines Center in NBA Western Conference action.
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-19 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. The Mavericks are averaging 106.7 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 101.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Monta Ellis leads the Mavericks averaging 20 points per game. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, Chandler Parsons is averaging 15.7 points, and Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. The Mavs are 16-9 at home and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The Utah Jazz are 19-33 this season and they have won their last two games. Utah is averaging 96 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 98.4 points and their opponents shoot 46 percent. Gordon Heyward leads the Jazz averaging 19.8 points per game. Derrick Favors is averaging 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, Enes Kanter is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Trey Burke is averaging 12.5 points. The Jazz are 9-18 on the road and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Dallas is 2-6 against the spread on one days rest, 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 4-1-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Utah is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 road games, and 5-2 against the spread against the Western Conference. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
With the total at 196.5 my free pick in this one is the over as I have this one sailing over.