Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (18-41) at Utah Jazz (30-28)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -7.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ROOT
The Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 4.9 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost four straight road games.
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The Utah Jazz look for a victory after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.6 points and 3.5 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 14.7 points and five rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six home games.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Jazz are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mavericks are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a beatdown loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and have a lot of issues going on off the court with the scandal and their owner saying the team should tank. The Utah Jazz watched their winning streak get snapped by the Portland Trail Blazers, but they're still one of the hotter teams in the league and were beating the breaks off of teams before that contest. The Jazz also don't have to travel on their end of a back to back, while the Mavericks do. I'll take the Jazz in a blowout here.