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Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Utah to Tune Out ‘New-Look’ Mavericks

Reeling Inter-Conference Foes Clash

The Utah Jazz (31-34) and the Dallas Mavericks (33-32) collide in the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. Both teams are reeling, with the Jazz losing three consecutive games while going 0-3 against the spread (ATS) and the Mavericks 1-3 outright and ATS in the last four.

Utah sits in ninth place in the Western Conference, while Dallas is in seventh. Which squad will bounce back and yield a profit on your NBA bet slip? Let’s look at how each team is trending ahead of Tuesday’s matchup.

Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Jazz vs Mavericks Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Jazz Down and Out?

Utah has been one of the NBA’s feel-good stories, but could that luck be running out? No one expected the Jazz to be anywhere close to the playoffs. Yet, forward Lauri Markkanen has enjoyed a career season at 25.2 points per game, earning his first All-Star appearance. NBA lines have Markkanen as the favorite to win the Most Improved Player of the Year (-300).

The 7-foot power forward has continued to play well at 29.5 points per game in the last four. However, his counterparts are not playing up to snuff. Guard Jordan Clarkson (20.8 points) has shot zero of eight from three in the last two and is averaging only 13.5 points. Utah needs increased production from Clarkson with guard Collin Sexton (14.3 points) out with a hamstring injury.

The defense, which ranks 23rd in efficiency, has allowed 129.5 points per game in the last two. The Mavericks have totaled at least 120 points in three consecutive games.

Show-Stopping Duo Not Winning

Since acquiring guard Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas has consistently made notable NBA news. Despite Irving (27 points) and Luka Doncic (33.4 points) forming one of the league’s best duos, the Mavericks are still not winning. In fact, they are 2-6 with Irving and Doncic in the starting lineup.

Instead of becoming contenders, Dallas is on track to appear in the Play-In Tournament. NBA odds have the Mavs tied with the Memphis Grizzlies as the fifth choice to win the conference (+850). Will they turn it around? It’s not like Irving and Doncic are not performing. Both reached 30 points in Sunday’s 130-126 loss against the Phoenix Suns, and they combined for 82 points two games ago.

During their five-game home stand, the Mavericks are 2-3 ATS. Poor defensive play has prevented them from covering NBA spreads, as the last three opponents averaged 126.7 points. The Jazz rank seventh in points per game. Will Dallas’ defense finally step up?

Jazz vs Mavericks Game Injuries

Jazz vs Mavericks Head-to-Head

In the last 10 matchups, the Mavs are 7-3 outright and ATS. However, the Jazz are 2-1 ATS over the last three meetings.

Jazz vs Mavericks Game Information

  • Game: Jazz (31-34) vs Mavericks (33-32)
  • Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, March 7th, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Jazz vs Mavericks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Jazz vs Mavericks Betting Lines

Jazz vs Mavericks Picks and Prediction

The Mavericks are substantial nine-point favorites. Among potential NBA picks, the total seems like the most promising bet. Both teams rank in the bottom right of defensive efficiency. The Jazz features a top-10 offense and have gone over in back-to-back games. Plus, the Mavericks’ scoring has increased with Irving, and they went over in four of the last five. Despite the large 233½ projected total, take the over.

Dallas is listed at -380 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Mavericks, you have a chance to win $26. Utah is 300, offering a chance to win $300 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Dallas a 79.17% chance to win, with the Jazz at 25.00%.

Jazz vs Mavericks Edge

Jazz vs Mavericks Results

Jazz vs Mavericks Game Summary

Mavericks vs Jazz Previous Game (Feb. 06, 2023)

The Utah Jazz can move up the tight Western Conference with a win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The NBA betting odds favor them as the hosts one day after Dallas made a shocking trade. The Mavericks struggled with several key players out of the lineup, including their stars. This could be a catalyst for Dallas but it’s too little too late for this game.

Mavericks vs Jazz Game Summary

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