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Mavericks face Jazz: NBA odds preview

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
47-31April 08, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena24-53

Dallas travels to Utah on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 47-31 mark with a victory over the Jazz.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 41-36-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 33-40-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 43-35 on the totals; Utah is 36-41.View Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

The Jazz were listed as a 8-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 199 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Jazz - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-87 win for the Mavericks.

In their last action, Dallas was a 93-91 winner on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Mavericks grabbed a 93-91 win over the Kings on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Monta Ellis at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 25 in the league with 40.96 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.74 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.82 per contest.

A few Mavericks at Jazz trends to consider:
Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games
Utah is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to San Antonio, Thursday, April 10th
Utah home to Portland, Friday, April 11th