Utah Jazz (7-6) at Dallas Mavericks (5-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +4 -- Over/Under: 213 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Center.
The Utah Jazz look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 21.4 points and 4.5 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 16.3 points and 13.5 rebounds. Joe Ingles is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last seven road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a statement victory after winning three of their last four games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 110.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 19.6 points and 4.4 assists while Wesley Matthews is averaging 16.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Harrison Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Smith Jr. is dishing 3.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four of their last six home games.
The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Dallas and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Jazz last 9 overall.
The Dallas Mavericks have played well at home and have found ways to win games overall over the last week, but the Utah Jazz are lightyears the better team here and have done very well beating up on the teams they're supposed to beat. The Jazz have been highly effective whenever Donovan Mitchell is playing and have probably played their best basketball of this young season on the road. Throw in the questionable status of Wesley Matthews, and you have to like the Jazz and the small line.