Dallas Mavericks (42-30) at Utah Jazz (43-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +2 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in NBA action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena.
The Utah Jazz could use a feel good victory after losing four of their last five games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.2 points and 4.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is dishing 4.5 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 117 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.1 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Utah Jazz have more to play for in this game, as the could realistically move up to the fifth or fourth seed if they wanted, but that was the case heading into the bubble and they've lost four of their last five games. The Jazz have issues finding consistent offense and they needed Mitchell to play out of his mind agains the Nuggets on Saturday and still lost. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a statement win over the Milwaukee Bucks, and while their defense has been rough, they have enough playmakers and scoring firepower to make life difficult for the Jazz.
I'll lay the bucket with the Mavs.