Huge playoff implications are on the line in Monday’s NBA slate, as the Dallas Mavericks travel to Salt Lake City to face off against the Utah Jazz. The Mavs, who currently occupy the seventh spot in the Western Conference at 41-39 SU, sit one game above the Jazz (40-40) and two games ahead of the Houston Rockets (39-41).
- The Mavericks are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games after a loss.
- The Jazz are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games at home.
- The Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games on the road.
The Jazz have been extremely successful on the floor and at the betting window against the Mavericks as of late. Utah is 7-0 SU and ATS in its previous seven matchups with Dallas. The favored team is also 7-1-1 in the last nine contests in this series.
Upon further inspection, there’s plenty more on the line in this game than just making the postseason. Dallas, who is one game behind sixth-place Memphis and 1.5 back of Portland, would surely love to advance into the sixth spot, thus avoiding powerhouses Golden State and San Antonio in the first round.
The UNDER has been a fantastic bet when Dirk Nowitzki and company take the floor as of late. In Dallas’s last six games, the UNDER is a perfect 6-0.