Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 8.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 18-40. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 30-28. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 101.7, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 28-29-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/14/18 PG Ricky Rubio Hip is "?" Friday vs Portland
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Dennis Smith comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.3 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rudy Gobert has scored 12.5 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 10.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102.1 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.38 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 104.4 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 23rd in the NBA with 103.5 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.81. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.4. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Jazz give up 101.7 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.5 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Utah is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Jazz are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 26th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +8.5
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