Jazz vs. Mavericks - 4/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (41-38) at Utah Jazz (39-40)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ROOT
The Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz clash Monday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks hope for another win after winning six of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 4.1 assists and David Lee is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Utah Jazz get that much closer to clinching a playoff spot with a victory here. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.7 points and 4.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost three of their last four home games.
The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Utah and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Jazz usually play really well on their home court, and they can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. I also think the Mavs slower and older offense is going to struggle to score. Give me the Jazz and the reasonable line.