Utah Jazz sv Dallas Mavericks - 2/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (25-25) at Dallas Mavericks (29-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 183.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks do battle at the American Airlines Center tonight.
The Jazz will be looking to stay hot following their 98-89 win at Phoenix on Saturday, the team's sixth straight win. Rodney Hood followed up his 23 points on Friday with another 25 points on Saturday and he had plenty of support as all five starters finished in double figures. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points while Rudy Gobert added 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks as the Jazz dominated the first quarter by 31-12 before cruising the rest of the way. With the win, Utah is now 25-25 overall and 8-15 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Mavericks were able to snap a three-game skid on Saturday with a 114-110 overtime win at Memphis. Chandler Parsons sunk five 3-pointers including two in the overtime period to finish with a team-high 26 points, Deron Williams added 22 points and 11 assists while Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points as the Mavs snapped out of their funk to take down the in-form Grizzlies who were riding a four-game win streak. With the much needed victory, Dallas improves to 29-25 on the season and 14-15 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Mavs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a win.
Head to head, the Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 0-3-1 ATS int he last four meetings in Dallas.
I was all for taking the Jazz to win and cause the minor upset here, but the Mavs have such a dominant record against the Jazz and are coming off an inspiring overtime win, so now I'm going with the home team in a close one.