Jazz vs Mavericks Game 2 Odds & Predictions

by | Apr 18, 2022 | nba

Utah Jazz (50-33 SU, 34-46-3 ATS) vs. Dallas Mavericks (52-31 SU, 47-34-2 ATS)

When: Monday April 18 2022, 08:30 PM (ET)

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas

TV: ATTSN-RM

Point Spread: UTA -5.5/DAL +5.5 (Opened UTA -5 at Everygame - Offers a 200% bonus on your first deposit of $25!)

Total: 205.5 (Opened at 204)

Money Line: Utah -220/Dallas 181

Power Rating: UTA -5.5

Probable Starting Lineups

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

Dallas Mavericks PG Spencer Dinwiddie, SG Jalen Brunson, SF Reggie Bullock, PF Dorian Finney-Smith, C Dwight Powell

Key Injuries

Utah Jazz
Trent Forrest: Foot (OUT)
Udoka Azubuike: Ankle (OUT)

Dallas Mavericks
Frank Ntilikina: Illness (OUT)
Luka Doncic: Calf (OUT)
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Foot (OUT)

The Dallas Mavericks host the Utah Jazz in a Western-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:30 PM ET at the American Airlines Center.

Recent Form

The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 49-33, placing them 5th in the Western Conference. On the season, Utah has won exactly half of their 42 road matchups, sitting at 21-21. Over their last five games, the Jazz have played well, 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 110.0 points per contest. Utah comes into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 100.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 107.4. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, Utah took down Dallas by a score of 99-93

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 52-30, placing them 4th in the Western Conference. So far, Dallas is above .500 at home, holding a record of 29-13. The Mavericks have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Dallas is averaging 120.0 points per game, 12.0 points more than their season average of 107.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. The Mavericks have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 104.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 104.7. In the Dallas Mavericks’ most recent game, the team fell to Utah by a score of 99-93.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Utah travels to take on the Dallas Mavericks, the Jazz’ leading scorer is Donovan Mitchell. Through 68 games, Mitchell is averaging 25 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 59.0% of his games. Against the Mavericks, Mitchell will need to be on top of his game as Dallas is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 43.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Luka Doncic is unlikely to play in game 2. In his place, Jalen Brunson put up 24 points in the opening game. So far, the Jazz have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.67% of their games, giving them a rank of 23rd among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Jazz come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 112.9 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Utah is winning at a rate of 48%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 15.0 points. On the other side, the Mavericks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 34 games as the better defensive team, picking up 25 wins (74%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks have met up for 5 games. In their last meeting, Utah picked up a 99-93 win.

How the Public is Betting the Jazz vs Mavericks

67% are betting the Jazz against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 205.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Jazz are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Jazz are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
  • Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

With the news that Luka Doncic is unlikely to play in game 2, the Mavericks once again find themselves as the underdogs at home. Even though Dallas put up a fight in their opening game loss, I see Utah covering the spread as the 5.5-point favorites. Although the Mavs are unlikely to once again shoot just 38% from the field, the Jazz picked up a 6-point win, while hitting just 31.8% of their three-point attempts. Look for Utah to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, as they cover the spread in Dallas. Bet your NBA playoffs predictions for FREE by scoring a 100% bonus real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100).