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Mavericks visit Jazz in hoops battle

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
Jan 19, 10:30 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD9-4

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

The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 8-5 ATS. Dallas is 4-11 on the totals; Utah is 5-8.

View Dallas vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Utah opened as 1.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 184 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Jazz and the No. 16-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-95 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 12-rated squad against Dallas's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 28 in the league with 3.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 6.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.1 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 91-89 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas got 17 points from Delonte West but lost anyway 91-89 against the Clippers on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Utah won its last outing, a 108-79 result against the Clippers on January 17. The Jazz covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Jazz on Tuesday as Utah blasted the Clippers 108-79 at EnergySolutions Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Mavericks at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games

Next up:
Dallas at New Orleans, Saturday, January 21
Utah home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 21

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