Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 26-31. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 32-25 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 109.2 points per game and surrender 105.9, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-22-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-26-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-28-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Tim Hardaway averages 18.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Rudy Gobert averages 15.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Donovan Mitchell averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 20th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Jazz surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Mavericks are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +10
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