Jazz vs Mavericks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -2
Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (32-21, 2nd in the Southwest Division) host the Utah Jazz (33-18, 2nd in the Northwest Division) at American Airlines Center on Monday, February 10, 2020. The line on this contest has Dallas as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 220.5.
The Jazz are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 25-25-1 ATS. Dallas is covering 56.0% of the time, going 28-22-3 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
02/08/20 C Ed Davis Back is questionable Sunday vs Houston
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/08/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Monday vs Utah
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 14.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.3 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Tim Hardaway scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.9 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 107.0 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 20.7 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA with 116.1 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.92. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.1. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Mavericks give up 110.2 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Utah is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Dallas is 29th in the league 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 19th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 19th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -2
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