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Jazz take on Mavericks in hoops contest

Utah JazzDallas Mavericks
1-12November 22, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center8-4

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Dallas and Utah on Friday, with the host Mavericks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

This season the Mavericks are 8-4 overall and 7-4-1 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 1-12 and 5-7-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 8-4 on the OU, and Utah is 5-8.

View Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Mavericks as -12.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 202 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Mavericks sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 96-82.

The Jazz were a 105-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Enes Kanter scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 105-98 to New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday).

In their last action, Dallas was a 123-120 winner at home against the Rockets. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (243) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas got 37 points from Monta Ellis en route to a 123-120 victory over Houston on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 3-ranked offense (107.17 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.46 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 47.49% from the field per game, more than the Jazz have managed so far this season (41.43% on average).

Next up:
Utah at Seattle, Sunday, November 24th
Dallas at Denver, Saturday, November 23rd