Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 12/25/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+6)
The Dallas Mavericks (15-16) are headed to Vivint Arena on Saturday where they will compete against the Utah Jazz (22-9). Utah is 6-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 224.5.
The Mavericks faced off with the Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 102-95 in their last contest. Dallas ended the game having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (35 of 86) and buried 12 of 45 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 13 of 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned a total of 43 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 25 assists for this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When it comes to the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 45.1% from the field on 37 of 82 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 47 dimes and had 26 steals in the matchup. In addition, Milwaukee snagged 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Milwaukee went 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 18 of their 22 tries. They made 10 of 36 tries from three-point range. Concerning personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 21 while the Bucks recorded 12 personal fouls.
Jalen Brunson is a player who was a contributor for the contest. Brunson went 46.7% from the floor and earned 8 assists. He played 39 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. He left the arena with 19 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Dallas will play this game with a win-loss record of 15-16 so far this year. They turn it over 12.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 43.7 boards per game and has accumulated 715 assists for the season, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 32.5% on 3-point shots (385 of 1,186) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 104.4 pts per contest (27th in the league) on 44.3% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 16th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 755 surrendered on the year. The Mavericks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.1% (1,217 of 2,638) and they surrender 45.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 35.9% on shots from distance and they are 5th in the league in points per game allowed (104.6).
The last time they took the court, the Jazz got the win with a final of 128-116 when they played the Timberwolves. The Jazz recorded 35 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the matchup. They also gave up possession 15 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Timberwolves committed 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Utah converted 16 out of 39 attempts (41.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Jazz finished shooting 48 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 53.3%. The Jazz allowed the Timberwolves to convert 45 of their 101 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.6% in the matchup. They shot 37.8% from three-point range by shooting 17 out of 45 and finished the game at 9 out of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Utah allowed Minnesota to collect 29 in all (15 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Jazz for the game. Mitchell earned 28 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 7 dimes for the contest. He buried 10 out of 20 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 22-9 on the season. The Jazz are committing 18.7 fouls per contest while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.9 times per contest (20th in the league) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. Utah has totaled 3,591 pts for the season (115.8 per game) and they grab 47.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Jazz are connecting on 47.8% from the field, which ranks 1st in the league.
The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 8th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.4. They are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (8th in the league). The Utah defense gives up 32.8% on 3-pointers (344 of 1,050) and opponents are converting on 76.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 21.8 dimes and 41.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 3rd and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+6)
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