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(6-19) Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (16-10)
Date: Friday December 16
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 186.5
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While the Mavs are coming off a loss and they are tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the fewest wins in the NBA they have won 2 of their last four games.
The Jazz have won 5 of their last 6 games, including their last 2, and the only loss in that span was to the Golden State Warriors. They are atop the Northwest Division 1 game up on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In their last games the Jazz beat the Thunder 109-89 and the Mavs lost to the Detroit Pistons 95-85.
The Mavs rank dead last in the league in points per game, but a solid 7th in opponents’ points per game.
In the loss to the Pistons in their last game the Mavs only shot 41% from the floor and allowed the Pistons to shoot 50.7%. Dallas had the lead in the game after the 3rd quarter, but they were outscored by 14 points in the 4th quarter.
The Mavs forced 19 turnovers in the Detroit game, but t hey were dominated on the boards and allowed the Pistons to grab 10 offensive rebounds.
Only 2 players scored in double figures in the Pistons game led by Harrison Barnes, who went for 19 points on 9/18 shooting, but missed 4 of his 5 3-pointers. Deron Williams was the other player in double digits with 16 points, but he was only 3/13 from the floor.
Wesley Mathews is averaging 16 ppg this season for the Mavs, but he really struggled in the Pistons game scoring only 4 points on 2/10 shooting missing all 5 of his 3 pointers.
Dallas has been ravaged by injuries this season and Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea are still out.
The Mavs are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games facing the Jazz.
The Mavs are only 1-11 on the road this season.
The Jazz only rank 24th in the league in points per game, but 1st in opponents’ points per game. The Utah defense has been great this season and in their last two games they have held their opponents to fewer than 90 points.
In their win over the Thunder in their last game the Jazz played great on both ends of the floor shooting a scorching 58.3% from the floor and holding OKC to 36.6% shooting. Utah was hot from deep hitting on 13 of their 23 3-pointers.
Rodney Hood led 3 Jazz players that scored in double figures for the Jazz going for 25 points. Gordon Hayward went for 17 points and Rudy Gobert, who is averaging a doiuble-double for the season, went for 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Jazz are a balanced team that has 7 players that are at least averaging 9 ppg led by Hayward and George Hill, who are both averaging at least 20 ppg. Hill is injured and will not play in the Mavs game.
This season the Jazz are 9-5 at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- DAL is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- UTAH is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- UTAH is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- UTAH is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz – NBA Prediction:
These teams met very early in the season in Utah where the Jazz beat the Mavs by 16 points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz
Look for that type of result in this game, as the Jazz will win and cover the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Jazz 97 Mavericks 85
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