Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (6-5) at Dallas Mavericks (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -2 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSSW
The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks square off Friday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 95.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 91.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 16 points and 9.3 rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 15.9 points and 2.3 assists. Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Rodney Hood is dishing three assists. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 22.9 points to opponents bench and they’ve allowed less than 100 points overall in eight of their 11 games this season. The Jazz are looking for their fourth three-game winning streak since 2014. Seven of the Jazz’s last nine losses have come on the road.
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The Dallas Mavericks look to keep the ball rolling after winning five straight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.5 points and seven rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 13 points and 5.4 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.6 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing just 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are allowing only 60.4 points to opponents starters. The Mavericks have won seven straight games when allowing less than 100 points. The Mavs have won 10 of their last 16 regular season home games.
The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games following a S.U. win. The Jazz are 7-15-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Dallas and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Mavs are rolling right now and have been tough to beat at home for quite some time. The Jazz continue to struggle offensively, which has hurt them especially on the road. I'll lay the bucket with Dallas at home.