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Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The Jazz will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mavericks in Dallas at American Airlines Center on Sunday in NBA action.
The Mavericks bring a 33-36 record (41-28 ATS) to the battle against the 34-35 Jazz, who are 34-34-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 40-27-2 so far and the Jazz go 32-36-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Mavericks installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 201.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 18-rated Jazz taking on the No. 17-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-99 win for the Mavericks on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense (101.5 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 16 at 98.7 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 102.2 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Utah, they were a 104-97 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah suffered a 104-97 loss against San Antonio on Friday, getting 23 points from Mo Williams in a losing effort at AT&T Center.
The Mavericks were a 104-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mavericks grabbed a 104-94 win over the Celtics on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Brandan Wright at American Airlines Center.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Jazz at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Utah is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Utah
Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Utah home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 25
Dallas home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, March 26