Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Odds & Picks 2/25/22

by | Feb 25, 2022 | nba

Dallas Mavericks (35-24 SU, 32-26-1 ATS) vs. Utah Jazz (36-22 SU, 26-31-1 ATS)

When: Friday February 25 2022, 09:00 PM (ET)

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: BSSW-DAL

Point Spread: DAL+6/UTA -6(Opened at UTA -6 BetOnline - We tested them last week and they paid out a bitcoin payout request in less than 30 minutes! Sick!)

Total: 215.5 (Opened at 216.5)

Money Line: Dallas Mavericks 210/Utah Jazz -250

Power Rating: UTA -6

Probable Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks PG Luka Doncic, SG Jalen Brunson, SF Reggie Bullock Q, PF Dorian Finney-Smith, C Dwight Powell

Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell Off Inj, SF Bojan Bogdanovic, PF Royce O’Neale, C Rudy Gobert

Key Injuries

Mavericks
Reggie Bullock: hip (QUESTIONABLE) Trey Burke: shoulder (QUESTIONABLE) Marquese Chriss: knee (QUESTIONABLE) Tim Hardaway Jr.: foot (OUT) Frank Ntilikina: ankle (QUESTIONABLE) Theo Pinson: finger (QUESTIONABLE)

Jazz
Rudy Gay: knee (OUT) Donovan Mitchell: illness (QUESTIONABLE)

The Utah Jazz host the Dallas Mavericks in a Western Conference battle. Tip-off is set for 9:00 PM at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Recent Form

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 35-24, placing them 5th in the Western Conference. So far, Dallas is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 15-13. Over their last five games, the Mavericks have played well, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Dallas is averaging 111.0 points per game, 4.0 points more than their season average of 106.6. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. The Mavericks have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 101.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.3.’ In the Dallas Mavericks’ most recent game, Dallas took down New Orleans by a score of 125-118

The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 36-22, placing them 4th in the Western Conference. So far, Utah is above .500 at home, holding a record of 21-10. The Jazz have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Utah’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 115.0 points per game. Combined, the Jazz’s last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Jazz come into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 99.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 106.9. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, the team fell to LA Lakers by a score of 106-101.

Individual Player Analysis

As Dallas travels to take on the Utah Jazz, the Mavericks’ leading scorer is Luka Doncic. Through 44 games, Doncic is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 39.0% of his games. As Doncic gets set to take on the Jazz, he could be in line for a big game as Utah is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 56.82 of their games. This figure places them 28th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring, averaging 25 points across his 46 games. Throughout the season, Mitchell has outscored his season average in 59.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Mitchell will need to do so against a Mavericks defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 29.55%. This figure is good for a rank of 0th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Jazz come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 112.7 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Utah is winning at a rate of 68%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 16.0 points. On the other side, the Mavericks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 25 games as the better defensive team, picking up 15 wins.

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The Historicals

The Jazz and Mavericks will be meeting for the second time this year. In game one, Utah picked up a 120-116 win.

How the Public is Betting the Mavericks vs Jazz

60% are betting the Mavericks against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 217

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
  • Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Tonight’s matchup features the 4th seeded Jazz vs the 5th seeded Mavericks in a Western Conference showdown. Look for Dallas to cover this spread as they are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. So far, the Mavericks are holding opponents to just 33% shooting from outside. This should help slow down the Jazz who rely on the three-point shot for a large portion of their scoring. Bet your NBA picks for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of up to $1K at Betnow Sportsbook! It’s the biggest and best bonus you’ll ever see from a legit online sportsbook!