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Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -10 -- Over/Under: 215.5
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The Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.7 points and 5.6 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing 2.2 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost four of their last six road games.

The Utah Jazz could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 109.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.4 points and four assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.2 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six home games.

The Mavericks are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Mavericks last 21 overall.

The Dallas Mavericks have clearly given up on this season and are piling up the losses, but they've been rather solid at covering numbers and are 7-3 ATS when an underdog of at least seven points. The Utah Jazz are coming off a long double overtime game against the OKC Thunder and now have to travel, putting themselves way behind the eight ball in terms of rest and preparation. This is a quick turnaround and a rough spot for the Jazz, a team that's been hit or miss anyway. The value is with the Dallas Mavericks and the boatload of points, if you can still get them.

Dallas Mavericks +10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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