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Jazz home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
March 26, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds

50-21TEAM RECORD36-37

The Jazz will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mavericks tip off at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday in NBA play.

The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 36-33-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 31-40-2 ATS. Dallas is 41-30 on the totals; Utah is 40-32-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 104-98.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 11-ranked offense (100.4 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.2 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas was a 104-96 winner in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Timberwolves were burned for 30 points by Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday as the Mavericks picked up a 104-96 win at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 121-117 loser as they battled the Hornets at home. The Jazz covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 238 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz got a terrific 33-point performance from Paul Millsap but New Orleans handed them a 121-117 defeat on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
Dallas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 14 games on the road
Dallas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games

Next up:
Dallas at Phoenix, Sunday, March 27
Utah home to Washington, Monday, March 28

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