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Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Mavericks taking on the Jazz on Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(0-3) Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (1-2)
Date: Wednesday November 2nd
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -4
NBA Betting Total: 188
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The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Houston Rockets last game in a close match up that ended with a clutch basket from star James Harden. Now the Mavs sit at 0-3 to start the season, while the Utah Jazz have a record of 1-2.
Both teams now look to put themselves back on track in their next outing in Salt Lake City.
Dallas is still looking for their first win of the season, with Utah hoping to climb their way back to a .500 record.
Kicking off the season opener Dallas came up short in a close encounter with the Indiana Pacers. While also coming away on the losing end in a two game match up with the Houston Rockets.
In their first game Dallas just gave up way too many points (130), allowing Indiana to shoot 50.5% from the field. That’s unacceptable if you’re planning on winning games. I mean everyone knows Dallas can score with the best of them, but stops are needed on key possessions in the game.
They can’t just rely on outscoring teams every night.
Yet, that’s what they seem to be doing. In their last outing they did show some more effort on the defensive end of the floor, holding the Rockets to only 93 points in the game.
But they still weren’t able to pull out the win, giving up a frustrating foul to James Harden on an open drive to the basket on the final play of the game.
Now the final basket might be what’s most talked about, but the Dallas Mavericks could have easy came away with the win. Wesley Matthews shot an atrocious 9-25 from the field (36%) while newly acquired star forward Harrison Barnes went 3-11 (27.3%.)
That’s not going to win them many games having those two shoot that poorly.
Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes are one of the first and second options that Dallas have offensively, so they need to step up next game in a match up that looks to be favorable to them.
The Utah Jazz have one of the toughest defenses in the league, giving up only 89 points to the Los Angeles Lakers, and 88 points the Los Angles Clippers.
Now when taking into consideration the fact that some teams score an upwards of 110 points per game. It’s amazing that Utah can hold teams to only double-digit scoring totals.
But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have their own flaws as a team. And one of those is the fact that they have trouble scoring consistently. Last season, Utah ranked as the 28th worst scoring team in the league putting up only 97.7 points per game.
Only the L.A. Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers scored less. That’s just not where the team wants to be as a unit.
The good thing is though; in their next match up they go up against a weak defensive unit in the Dallas Mavericks.
Deron Williams is going to be tasked with guarding George Hill, while Dirk Nowitzki is going to be on Derrick Favors.
That means those two are going to need to take advantage of that, because Deron Williams cannot stop George Hill from attacking.
And Dirk Nowitzki can’t guard his own shadow now a days, leaving Derrick Favors with a nice match up going into this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1 in Mavericks last 7 Wednesday games
- Under is 39-16-1 in Mavericks last 56 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600
- Under is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
- Under is 9-4 in Jazz last 13 home games
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
Although the Dallas Mavericks have yet to win a game, they seem to be the best option in coming away victors in this outing.
Utah is struggling with injuries to their star forward Gordon Hayward, leaving others to take over the reigns as being the first option for the team.
That has left a gapping hole in the Utah Jazz offense, as it has the team searching for options offensively from almost anyone. Furthermore, the Dallas Mavericks are a veteran unit that just knows how to win.
They have been struggling early, but that has more to do with Harrison Barnes fitting in with the team. So look for them to pull out their first win of the season against the Jazz.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 188
The Utah Jazz just have such as stout defensive unit, meaning this is going to be a low scoring affair. They held the Clippers to 88 points, so they should easily keep Dallas below 94 in this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 94 – Utah 92
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