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Mavericks vs Jazz NBA Game Preview

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
38-27March 12, 2014, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena22-42

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Mavericks travelling to Utah Wednesday to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

Utah battles the Mavericks, currently with a 38-27 mark (35-29-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-36 for the Jazz and 35-30 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 202.5 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Jazz sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 95-87.

In their last action, Utah was a 112-110 loser at home against the Hawks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (222) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Trey Burke scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Jazz to victory (they lost 112-110 to Atlanta at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.23 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.86 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 9 with 8.37 per contest.

Next up:
Dallas at Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 16th
Utah home to Los Angeles, Friday, March 14th