The Utah Jazz test the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on February 10, 2020.
The Jazz have cooled off after a hot streak that began when they acquired Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Utah is just 5-5 SU in their last 10 games played and they recently snapped a five-game losing skid. In their last game, the Jazz defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 117-114. The Mavericks have also been just pedestal in their last 10 games played. Dallas is also just 5-5 SU in their last 10 games played and the Mavs are coming off a win over the Charlotte Hornets.
The Utah Jazz ended their five-game losing streak with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. The game had a controversial ending after the refs missed a goaltending call on Damian Lillard’s potential game-tying layup. The Jazz ended up winning 117-114 after the botched call.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz in scoring with 27 points while Mike Conley and 18 points as the Jazz rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit. Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points including the go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left in the game. Rudy Gobert also scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Jazz.
Utah ranks 16th overall in scoring at 110.9 points per game while they have the 6th best scoring defense in the league at 107.0 points per game allowed. The Jazz are 12th when it comes rebounding at 45.6 boards pulled down per outing. They are also just 27th in passing at 22.1 assists per contest.
Seth Curry returned to Charlotte with a big game as the Dallas Mavericks bounced back from a last-second loss to the Washington Wizards one game earlier Curry made his first 10 shots from the field Saturday night in his hometown as he led the Mavs to a 116-100 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Curry finished the game with 26 points including six three-point baskets. Willie Caulie-Stein had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas while Tim Hardaway Jr added 14 points on 3-4 three-point shooting. Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith also contributed 13 points apiece for the Mavericks.
Dallas is the 3rd highest-scoring team in the league at 116.3 points per game on the year. They are ranked 4th in rebounding at 47.4 boards grabbed per contest and are 15th in passing at 24.1 assists per game. The Mavericks have the 15th best scoring defense in the NBA at 110.2 points per game allowed this season.
Utah is 5-5 SU in their last 10 games played. The Jazz are 1-3 SU in their last four games played on the road, and 8-8 SU in their last 16 road games against the Western Conference. Dallas is also 5-5 SU in their last 10 games played. The Mavericks are 1-2 SU in their last three games played at home, and 6-9 SU in 15 home games against the Western Conference this season. Head to head, the Jazz are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played against the Mavericks.
The Jazz have struggled as of late even with the return of Mike Conley. Conley is averaging 12.7 points and just 2.8 assists in his first nine games back. Donovan Mitchell has scored less than 20 points in three out of his last five games played while Rudy Gobert has four double-doubles in his last five outings.
Dallas played without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis against the Hornets. Doncic has missed Dallas’ last six games with an ankle sprain while Porzingis took the night off to rest a left sore knee. Doncic will still not be available on Monday but Porzingis is expected to return for this game.
Utah is playing the second of back to back games here and this will be their third game in four nights so fatigue could be an issue. However, Utah is healthy right now and they have plenty of weapons at Quin Snyder’s disposal. Dallas is still without Doncic which puts pressure on Porzingis to deliver. The Mavs play better on the road than at home this season. I like the Jazz to continue winning here.
PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ
The Jazz are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games played. Utah is 1-3 ATS in their last four games played away from home, and they are 6-10 ATS in 16 road games against the Western Conference. Dallas is 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Mavericks are 1-2 ATS in their last three games played at home, and 5-10 ATS in 15 home games against rivals from the Western Conference. Head to head, the Mavs are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games played against the Jazz.
Dallas is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games played at home. The Mavs are also 0-5 ATS in their last five home games against an opponent with a winning road record. The Mavs have played better on the road than at home this season. Without Doncic, the Jazz have the edge here despite Utah playing in back to back games.
PREDICTION: JAZZ -1
The total has gone over in six out of the last 10 games played by the Jazz. The over is 3-1 in Utah’s last four games played on the road. The total has gone over in seven out of the last 10 games played by the Mavericks. Dallas has seen the total go over in two out of their last three games played at home. Head to head, the total has gone over in seven out of the last 10 games played by these two teams.
The Jazz have gone over the 220.5 total in three out of their last five games played while the Mavericks have surpassed that mark in five out of their last seven games played. Utah has allowed 114 points or more in four out of their last six games played while the Mavs have yielded at least 119 points in four out of their last seven games played. Utah is a very good defensive team but given that they played the night before, I think that takes a toll on their defense. Offensively though, they have plenty of firepower on hand. With Conley back and starting to get his old game, I like these teams to hit the over in this game.
PREDICTION: OVER 219
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