Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+3.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (8-10) travel to Vivint Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (14-4). Utah opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Dallas Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 116-104 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and made 12 of their 35 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 8 of 9 shots for a rate of 88.9%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 4 steals and 7 blocks. In terms of the defense, Dallas allowed 46.2% from the field on 42 of 91 shooting. Utah recorded 20 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Jazz totaled 50 rebounds (11 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Utah shot 76.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 21 attempts. They also made 16 of 41 attempts from beyond the arc.
Luka Doncic is one guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 13 of 24 shooting. He played for 33:51 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Doncic shot 54.2% from the floor and also totaled 6 dimes. Someone else that came through in this game for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He pulled down 3 rebounds and totaled 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-10 (19 points). In all, Hardaway played 34:05 min.
Dallas will play this game with a win-loss mark of 8-10 on the season. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a group they commit 20.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 43.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 404 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are connecting on 33.2% on 3-point shots (218 of 657) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 109.3 points per game (21st in the league) while hitting 45.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are able to force 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.5% on shots from distance and they are ranked 12th in the league in points per game allowed (110.2). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (255 of 387) and they concede 46.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 9th in the NBA in allowing assists with 410 conceded for the year.
In their win over Dallas, the Jazz earned 39 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 50 for the contest. They also stuffed 7 tries while earning 7 steals in this game. The Mavericks had 12 fouls for this game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 16 of them for a percentage of 76.2%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Utah made 16 of their 41 attempts (39.0%). Overall, the Jazz went 42 for 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2%. The Jazz permitted the Mavericks to make 42 out of their 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in this game. They went 34.3% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 9 from the charity stripe (88.9%). In regard to how they rebounded, Utah allowed Dallas to grab 36 in total (4 offensive).
Jordan Clarkson ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz in this contest. He made 11 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which had him sitting at 31 points. Clarkson pulled down 7 rebounds in his 32:54 mins of time on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Utah was Rudy Gobert. He was able to score 29 points in his 37:29 mins on the court by going 11 out of 20 shooting in this matchup. Gobert ended the game having shot 55.0% from the field as well as collecting 2 dimes and 20 total rebounds.
Utah has a record of 14-4 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 13th in the league. Utah has accounted for 2,035 points this year (113.1 per contest) and they average 49.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.7 times per contest. The Jazz are committing 18.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 105.3. They have forced 11.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (2nd in the NBA). The Utah defense concedes 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (201 of 575) and opponents are knocking down 75.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.5 assists and 42.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 4th and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah (-3.5)
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