Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports SW-DAL
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-5.5)
American Airlines Center is the site where and the Dallas Mavericks (27-21) will play the Utah Jazz (38-11) on Monday. Dallas opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 222.
The Utah Jazz played the Orlando Magic and earned the victory with a final of 137-91 in their last contest. Utah ended the game having earned a 55.4% FG percentage (51 out of 92) and made 26 of 55 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 50 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 34 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to defense, Utah allowed 36.8% from the floor on 32 of 87 shooting. Orlando dished out 11 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. On top of that, Orlando had 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Orlando finished 80.6% from the charity stripe by burying 25 of 31 shots. They buried 2 of their 23 attempts from three-point range.
Donovan Mitchell is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He played for 20:49 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. Mitchell shot 72.7% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in the game for the Jazz was Bojan Bogdanovic. He collected 4 rebounds in his 23:30 minutes played. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor in the game via 5-of-10 (17 points). Overall, Bogdanovic earned 2 assists.
Utah heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 38-11 for the year. They average 117.2 pts per contest (3rd in the league) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 39.8% on 3-pointers (838 of 2,107) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game and has 1,165 dimes on the year, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.8 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Jazz have forced 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They rank 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,092 relinquished on the campaign. The Jazz defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (564 of 939) and they surrender 42.8 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.0% on shots from distance and they rank 4th in the league in PPG allowed (107.1).
For their last game, the Dallas Mavericks got the victory with a final of 109-87 against the Washington Wizards. The Mavericks pulled down 36 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this contest. They turned it over 7 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Wizards committed 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.2%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Dallas converted 10 out of 30 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Mavericks ended up going 40 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Mavericks permitted the Wizards to bury 35 of their 86 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.7% in this game. They finished the game shooting 20.0% from distance by going 5 of 25 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning rebounding, Dallas permitted Washington to grab 44 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Luka Doncic ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in this matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 24 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Doncic earned 26 points in his 32:20 minutes of playing time and accounted for 6 assists for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Tim Hardaway. He ended up with no assists in 30:45 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 6 of 19 from the floor. Hardaway finished going 31.6% from the field as well as collecting 16 points and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 27-21 on the season. Dallas has accounted for 5,368 pts for the campaign (111.8 per contest) and they pull down 43.4 rebounds per game. The Mavericks commit 19.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Mavericks are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which ranks 12th in basketball. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points per game surrendered with 109.9. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (9th in the league). The Dallas defense gives up 36.3% on shots from 3-point land (634 of 1,746) and opponents are knocking down 76.2% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 22.4 assists and 44.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 3rd and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (-5.5)
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