Tea utah jazz (45-29) seek to end a 3-game losing skid as they play the fifth of a 6-game road trip, facing the Dallas Mavericks (45-29) Sunday. Tip-off is 7:30 pm ET at American Airlines Center. Below, we look at the Jazz vs. Mavericks odds and linesand make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Jazz and Mavericks both are battling for seeding in the Western Conference playoffs. The outcome of this game could determine who gets the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. As things now stand, they would face each other in the first round.
The Jazz have lost 3 straight games and are 7-7 straight up (SU) in their last 14 games.
The Mavericks have dropped 3 of their last 5 games and are coming off a 116-95 road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jazz at Mavericks odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Jazz -117 (bet $117 to win $100) | Mavericks -103 (bet $103 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Jazz -1.5 (-105) | Mavericks +1.5 (-120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 213.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Jazz at Mavericks key injuries
- VS Udoka Azubuike (ankle) out
- F Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) out
- F Daniel House Jr. (knee) out
- VS Hassan Whiteside (football) questionable
- F Davis Bertans (knee) likely
- G Sterling Brown (health and safety protocols) out
- G Trey Burke (illness) questionable
- G Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) out
Jazz at Mavericks odds, lines, picks and predictions
Mavericks 111, Jazz 106
The Jazz have been average on the road this season at 19-18 SU. The home team has won six straight meetings in the Mavericks-Jazz head-to-head series.
The Mavericks are 25-12 SU at home and have won 5 of their last 6 home games.
Both teams have their best players available. I LEAN MAVERICKS (-103).
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Against the spread
The Jazz have struggled ATS this season. They are 31-40-3 ATS overall and 15-21-1 ATS on the road.
Meanwhile, the Mavericks are 40-33-1 ATS on the season and 20-17 ATS at home.
The Jazz are 4-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games. They failed to cover the spread in 4 of their last 5 road games.
The Mavs are 5-5 ATS in their last 10.
The winner of each game this season between the two teams has done so by at least four points.
Again, I LEAN MAVERICKS +1.5 (-120).
Tonight’s projected total is relatively low considering the total of the three previous matchups. Those games finished with totals of 236, 223 and 214 points.
Using their season averages for scoring, the two teams combine for an average of 220.1 points per game.
take OVER 214.5 (-110).
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