Mavericks vs Jazz predictions 1/25/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -3
Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (28-16, 1st in the Southwest Division) go to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (31-13, 1st in the Northwest Division). Utah opens this contest as 3 point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.
The Mavericks cover the spread 54.8% of the time, having gone 23-19-2 ATS. Utah is covering 56.8% of the time, going 25-19-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Luka Doncic averages 29.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.0 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 14.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 16th in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Jazz surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.6, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Utah is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Jazz are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 8th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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