Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+4.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (8-9) travel to Vivint Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (12-4). Utah opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 221.
The Dallas Mavericks faced off with the Denver Nuggets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 117-113 in their last game. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 48.8% field goal percentage (41 out of 84) and made 11 of 32 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 20 of 24 shots for a rate of 83.3%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 26 assists for this contest while getting 11 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to defense, Dallas allowed 50.6% from the floor on 40 of 79 shooting. Denver totaled 25 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Nuggets grabbed 49 rebounds (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Denver finished the contest at 78.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 28 attempts. They also made 15 of 35 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Luka Dončić is one player who was a major factor in this game. He ended up walking away with 35 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:03 minutes and also collected 11 boards. Dončić ended up going 47.8% from the field and totaled 16 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He grabbed 7 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 38.9% from the field in this contest by shooting 7-of-18 (19 points). Overall, Hardaway saw the court for 37:09 minutes.
Dallas steps onto the hardwood with a record of 8-9 on the year. They are averaging 109.6 pts per contest (20th in the league) while hitting 45.6% from the field. The Mavericks are shooting 33.1% from downtown (206 of 622) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is snagging 43.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 382 assists so far this year, which ranks 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.9 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 390 surrendered this season. The Mavericks are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.8% (245 of 369) and they concede 46.6 boards per contest as a team. They give up 34.2% on three-point shots while they are 10th in the league in PPG allowed (109.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 127-108 against the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz collected 43 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 57 in this game. They also blocked 4 tries while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Warriors had 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.3%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Utah made 20 out of their 50 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz shot 45 out of 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9%. The Jazz allowed the Warriors to convert 42 of 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.2% in this game. They went 35.9% from downtown by going 14 of 39 and finished the game at 10 of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about how they rebounded, Utah allowed Golden State to get 35 in total (4 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Jazz for this game. He knocked down 9 of 18 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Mitchell pulled down 7 boards in his 27:28 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for the contest. Another guy who came through for Utah was Mike Conley. He totaled 17 points in his 26:57 mins played by way of 6 out of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Conley walked away from this one going 54.5% from the field while also earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 12-4 for the campaign. The Jazz are committing 18.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 23.8 times per game (22nd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. Utah has totaled 1,811 points so far this year (113.2 per game) and they average 49.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 106.1. They concede 23.0 dimes and 42.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 6th and 6th in the NBA. The Utah defense concedes 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (179 of 513) and opponents are converting on 75.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing 11.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+4.5)
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