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Utah JazzDallas Mavericks
March 3, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

17-18TEAM RECORD21-16

Utah travels to Dallas on Saturday, hoping to boost its 17-18 mark with a victory over the Mavericks.

The Mavericks currently sports a record of 21-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-17 ATS. The Jazz are 17-18 and 17-17-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 15-22 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 15-19-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Jazz, who rate No. 20 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-94 victory for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 22 at 97.4 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 99-98 winner as they battled the Heat at home. The Jazz covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Al Jefferson scored 20 points leading the Jazz to a 99-98 victory over Miami at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday.

The Mavericks were a 97-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of OVER bettors. Rodrigue Beaubois went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated Dallas, 97-92 at New Orleans Arena.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Jazz at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Dallas
Utah is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Utah

Next up:
Utah at Cleveland, Monday, March 5
Dallas at Oklahoma City, Monday, March 5