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Jazz home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
Jan 7, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds

13-21TEAM RECORD17-18

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Mavericks of Dallas hit the hard court against the Jazz of Utah.

The Jazz sit at 17-18 (16-18-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mavericks are currently 13-21 (16-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah is 16-18-1 OU, and Dallas is 21-13 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Jazz as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 14 and the Mavericks at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-95 result in favor of the Jazz.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 98.2 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.2 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 104.9 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

Dallas was a 99-96 loser in its last match at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 195 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks endured a 99-96 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at American Airlines Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 110-91 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Jazz got 15 points from Paul Millsap, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 110-91 final on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
Utah is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Utah's last 20 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at LA Clippers, Wednesday, January 9
Utah at Charlotte, Wednesday, January 9