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NBA betting line favors Jazz over Mavericks

Dallas MavericksUtah Jazz
April 16, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Odds

34-27TEAM RECORD31-30

Utah will look to improve on its 31-30 record on Monday when they host Dallas in NBA odds action at EnergySolutions Arena.

Utah battles the Mavericks, currently with a 34-27 mark (30-31 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-30-1 for the Jazz and 30-31 for the Mavericks.

View Dallas vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jazz rated this week at No. 15 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-97 result in favor of the Mavericks today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 6-ranked offense (98.8 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 10 at 94 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.6% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 112-108 result against the Lakers on April 15. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 112-108 against Los Angeles in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 103-98 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz endured a 103-98 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Al Jefferson at FedExForum.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mavericks at Jazz trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Houston, Wednesday, April 18
Utah at Portland, Wednesday, April 18