Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 8/10/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -1.5
Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (43-27, 3rd in the Northwest Division) host the Dallas Mavericks (42-30, 2nd in the Southwest Division) at The Arena on Monday. The line on this matchup has Utah as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 229.5.
The Mavericks are covering 52.2% of the time, having gone 36-33-3 ATS. Utah is covering 48.5% of the time, going 33-35-2 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
08/08/20 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Knee is questionable Monday vs Dallas
08/08/20 PG Nigel Williams-Goss Ankle is questionable Monday vs Dallas
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Luka Doncic averages 29.1 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 9.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Rudy Gobert scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Joe Ingles averages 10.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 117.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 47.3 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 19th in the NBA with 111.2 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.57. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 22.3. The Jazz are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Jazz give up 108.6 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 17th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Jazz are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 11th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -1.5
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