Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs Mavericks NBA Odds
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This will be the second game of a back to back for the Jazz who are in New Orleans the night before – this should be the easier of the two games. It is early in the season so fatigue should not be too crazy but at the same time this is their first go in this situation this season.
Dallas has been better than expected and coming off a loss on Friday night up in Toronto. Dennis Smith did not play in the game and they can’t afford to be shorthanded.
Per the intro the Jazz are on a back to back, on the road, against a fast paced team after playing a team that wants to have a fast pace too. Setting the tempo they want could be harder than they think. They are the better team though but might have to slow things down to show it.
Dallas does not play defense so the Jazz should be able to get whatever shots they wants. They are not going to have to play at a breakneck speed to put some points on the board, even though the Jazz will want the game that way.
I know that it no their normal style but throwing the ball into Rudy Gobert could be one way to attack. DeAndre Jordan is a good inside player but the is more of a threat on help than necessarily stifling his man. Plus you can create some good looks going inside out.
This is a game where Utah is likely to have to use more depth players, which means the likes of Dante Exum, Alex Burks and Grayson Allen will have chances, perhaps more than they have in games to date this season. Depth is not their strong suit though.
Utah was a very good 10-6 SU and 9-7 ATS on zero days rest a year ago. This is mostly the same team so there is no reason to think they are not going to be similarly effective in this spot.
As a Toronto guy I watched most of the Mavs loss to the Raptors on Friday. I wasn’t super impressed but at the same time this team is going to win some guys. They are taking an absolute ton of threes though, they were averaging more per game than Houston did last season, as a point of comparison.
It is way to early to tell but there is a lot to like about rookie Luka Doncic. He can make shots, though he does have that more classic set shot style that you can run him off more easily. He can also make plays, even though he is not a supreme athlete. He can obviously play in the league.
This could be a good spot for the Mavericks. They likely get Utah off a loss to New Orleans the night before and if the threes are finding the bottom of the net they could get a win. They might want to really push the pace early and see if they can get Utah to submit.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-2 in UTA last 14 Sun. games.
- UTA are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- DAL are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Sun. games.
- Over is 7-3 in DAL last 10 overall.
- UTA are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Per the above I think the Jazz lose on Saturday but as long as they don’t lose anyone to injury they are likely to be the favourites in this matchup. Guessing -4.
If the number is any bigger than I think you absolutely have to go with Dallas. Though I would feel better if I knew whether Dennis Smith was going to be playing or not.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks +5.5
Looks for Dallas to play Utah tough in this one. They will come up short though. The difference between established teams and those on the come.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 108 – Dallas 105
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