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Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz - 10/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz (3-2) at Dallas Mavericks (2-3)
Date & Time Sunday October 28, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 216
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSW
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NBA | Utah Jazz (3-2) at Dallas Mavericks (2-3)
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The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Utah Jazz look to remain unbeaten on the road after beating the snot out of the New Orleans Pelicans last night. The Utah Jazz are averaging 107.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.8 points and four assists while Joe Ingles is averaging 17.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won six of their last seven road games.

The Dallas Mavericks look for their third home victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 113.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Wesley Matthews is averaging 19.6 points and 2.8 assists while Luka Doncic is averaging 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is dishing three assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 48.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 10 home games.

The Jazz are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Mavericks are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Sunday games. The Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are on the end of a back to back, but they're lightyears the better team here and just beat the hell out of a good Pelicans team Saturday night. The Dallas Mavericks have played their best basketball at home this season, but those two wins came against dysfunctional Minnesota club and the Chicago Bulls, arguably the worst team in the league right now. While loaded with young talent, I'm not giving the Mavs this much respect against one of the best teams out west. I'll lay the bucket with the Jazz, tired legs or not. 

Pick:
Utah Jazz -3.5

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